Before the installation of the Java-Editor you should install the Java Development Kit (JDK). You can download the current version of the JDK at http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp. Install the 32-Bit-Version for using all features of the Java-Editor.
After the installation of the JDK you go on with the download of the Java-Editor. Run the installation program of the current personal version. The Java-Editor will start and is ready to use.
Besides the personal installation it is possible to install the Java-Editor as portable software, which runs from a stick, or with the use of ini-files, which is useful for classroom installations.
Download the current special version, unpack the zip-file to a temporary folder and run the setup.exe program as administrator.
Select the desired installation folder with the corresponding button. This may be a local folder or a folder in your network. In the latter case you use either the UNC-notation \\Server\NetworkShare\JavaEditor or a network drive letter. Because using the appletviewer with UNC-notation causes problems it's better to use a network drive lette. In a classroom situation the installation in a network folder is preffered, because it is easier to update the Java-Editor and it is possible to make configuration presettings for all users.
If you cannot use the registry for storing user-configurations, for example if the computers are protected with a pc-guard, or in a classroom-scenario you use ini-files instead of the windows registry to store configuration settings. In this case the file JEMachine.INI is created in the Java-Editor folder, which contains the protected configuration settings and the global settings for all users. From this file the Java-Editor reads the path of the file JEUser.ini, which contains the user specific configurations.
As you can see in the picture, it is possible to use the Variable %Username% to specify the path for JEUser.ini. Normally this path is in the home directory of the user.
To set configurations settings, which are normally saved user specific, global for all users you copy them from a JEUser.ini to the JEMachine.INI file.
You can select the option “Portable Application” to install the Java-Editor as portable software, which runs directly from an usb-stick. The Java-Editor than uses automatically the drive of the usb-stick.
Use the setup.exe program to deinstall the Java-Editor.