I am trying to install SQL Developer on my Windows-64 laptop. I downloaded the Windows-64 version of SQL Developer from oracle.com, which only comes WITHOUT an included JDK. I installed a JDK separately, but now when I try to launch SQL Developer, I get an error:
The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
I went to the Microsoft web site, and a forum indicated I needed to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) to get the dll. I did this, but I still get the same error.
Are you using Java 7? SQL Developer 3.x support only goes through Java 6 (jdk1.6.0_27 is the latest to date). When playing with SQL Developer / Java 7 on WinXP, I noticed that I had to copy MSVCR100.dll from jdk.1.7.0 to the same directory as the sqldeveloper.conf file. Here is the link discussing this: