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Android Studio was released today by Google during their I/O keynote speech. If you’re not familiar with it (download a copy here) it’s the beta release of Android’s IDE alternative to Eclipse. Android Studio has many familiar aspects which it shares with Eclipse, though I must say Android Studio feels much “crisper” and more intuitive than Eclipse ever was.
How to Fix Android Studio Not Opening After Installation
Anyway, we’re here to fix a problem with Android Studio not opening after installation. If you’re like me, you downloaded the executable, installed it and allowed the application to run after installation completed; I sat twiddling my thumbs for five minutes waiting for anything to appear, nothing happened. Frustrated, I concocted some stellar Google queries and found the final solution thanks to Stackoverflow:
Adding system variable [Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables] JDK_HOME with value c:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21\ worked for me. Latest java release can be downloaded here
Once you complete the above, steps re-load Android Studio and a small splash screen should display followed by the application in 5-10 seconds.
I hope this helps you like it helped me!