Setting up the Android SDK on Windows 7 64bit, with a 64bit JDK / JRE is a bit less straightforward than one would expect, thankfully though the solution is quite simple. There are two settings that need to be adjusted to make this work – otherwise you’ll get an error indicating that Java can’t be found.
Step 1: Modify your
PATH to include the
bin folder of the JRE. Mine looks like this:
Step 2: Set the
ANDROID_SWT variable (you’ll probably need to add it) to the
\tools\lib\x86_64 folder of the Android SDK. Mine looks like this:
With these two changes, everything seems to work as expected. Why this is required on 64bit but not 32bit I’m not sure, but this does seem to solve the problem.