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I already have JDK 8 installed, will that be a problem?
I am requested to download Java (JDK 7, 32 bit) but I already have Java SE Development Kit 8 update 45 downloaded. And I am downloading the Android Studio, as given in the link... Will this be a problem?
You can definitely use JDK 8! When I installed Android Studio it gave an error telling me to download JDK 7, but under the link to download v.7 was another link to manually set the location of Java on my machine. I'm afraid I don't remember the exact wording but it was definitely an available option. From there I was able to set the install directory for Java.
Thanks for your replies.. so here's what I had to do for my Win 7 32 bit with originally installed JDK 8.1 and Android 4.4.2.
Initially I had JDK 8.1 installed, then downloaded Android from this link. While building the app, I got an error (I completely forgot to capture the screenshot) that wouldn't let me go any further. As far as I remember it did mention about some version mismatch. So then I downloaded the JDK 7, installed it and set the environment variable (JAVA_HOME) pointing to the new jdk path. I tried running my app again, I didn't get the previous error but i got another error that said that my javaHome was pointing to the previous Java 8.1 location. So then I had to navigate to File -> Project Structure and change the javaHome path so as to point it to the recent jdk 7 that was installed.
After this my application had run fine. Hope it'll be of some help to anyone facing similar issues.