Cannot install Oracle JDeveloper on Windows 7, "CMD property not found in autorun.inf"

Posted on 2014-08-06
Last Modified: 2015-03-02
I'm trying to install Oracle JDeveloper 12c on Windows 7 but I get the error "CMD property not found in autorun.inf", when I run the file directly.
CMD property not found
If I run it from Oracle Installer (as Administrator), I get "corrupt" file, but I think this is misleading.
JDdeveloper corrupt file
googling this seems to always point to here, which says
CMD property not found solution
Previously, I had a compatability issue when installing Oracle Developer (Forms, Designer, Reports, and JDeveloper10g), I fixed that by saying it should be run as if on Windows XP SP2, and that did the trick. But I didn't see anything like this via google search.

Note: I have JDK 7 installed, and I've reviewed the Install instructions.
Question by:Gadsden Consulting

    Author Comment

    by:Gadsden Consulting
    Note: I downloaded Java edition (not Java Studio). It wasn't an install, it just unzipped everything, and there's jdeveloper.exe, I clicked on that and up opens Oracle JDeveloper It looks good but doesn't have all the bells and whistles of JDeveloper Studio.
    JDeveloper Java Edition screen shotI would still like to get JDeveloper Studio Edition loaded.
    LVL 77

    Accepted Solution

    I downloaded it (java not on this machine) right click run as Administrator and it installed perfectly all 1.8G of it.

    Author Comment

    by:Gadsden Consulting

    thanks for the nice video ! but it's still not working . . . I'm going to try on a third machine.

    I was able to load Java edition (not studio), so I think my machine is ok.

    I have also been wrestling with this on an Oracle board, no one seems to have the answer to the problem directly, it's just "try this", "try that", etc.

    Author Comment

    by:Gadsden Consulting
    It's loading now on my third machine (Windows 7 Home) !

    I'm also going to try on Windows 8

    will let you know.

    Author Comment

    by:Gadsden Consulting
    Got JDeveloper Suite loaded on windows 8 machine as well :-)

    So something is obviously wrong with the two machines, although they both have other Oracle software and other non-Oracle software, both running Windows 7 Enterprise. Plus I have Oracle JDeveloper via Oracle Developer on one of the machines, and JDeveloper Java (not "Suite") on the other machine.

    But could never get any direct insight into the core issue, "CMD property not found in autorun.inf".

    But thanks for your advise and video.

    Author Closing Comment

    by:Gadsden Consulting
    I didn't really get the problem solved based on the error message, I moved to other machines and got JDeveloper Suite loaded. So the issue is my machines, but both have other Oracle software running . . .

    Expert Comment

    The accepted solution's video did not work.

    Below steps worked for me on Windows 7 Enterprise.

    1) Installed JDK 1.7.0_75 Windows 64 bit and pointed my JAVA_HOME to that folder.
    2) Extracted jdev_suite_121300_win64.exe to jdev_suite_121300_win64 folder. It creates 'Disk1' subfolder.
    3) Give following commands after that, make sure open the cmd.exe by 'Run As Administrator'

    C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\jdev_suite_121300_win64\Disk1

    C:\jdev_suite_121300_win64\Disk1>java -version
    java version "1.7.0_75"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_75-b13)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.75-b04, mixed mode)

    C:\jdev_suite_121300_win64\Disk1>java -jar install/modules/ora-launcher.jar DISK
    CNT=1 JRE_COMPONENT=oracle.jdk;oracle.jre

    Author Comment

    by:Gadsden Consulting

    thanks for the follow-up. I will try your solution, but I won't be able to do so until next week. I'll make a note to give it a shot.

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