Instal Protege5 Win
Protege Desktop 5.0 is distributed in the form of a ZIP file from the main Protege website, and requires Java 7 or later. Please consult the Oracle Java website for Java download and installation instructions.
Check for Java 7 (optional)
This step is optional. Perform this step if you aren't sure if Java 7 or later is installed on your computer.
To follow are two possible ways to check your Java version:
- Click the Start menu.
- Type "Java" in the search field.
- Select "About Java" from the results list to display a dialog with your Java version information:
From the Command Prompt
- Click the Start menu.
- Type "cmd" in the search box.
- Select "cmd.exe" from the results list to launch the Command Prompt application.
- Type "java -version" at the prompt to view your Java version information:
Install JDK 7 on Windows 7 or 8 (if necessary)
In case the check for Java 7 from the previous test did not work, please follow this step-by-step guide to install Java JDK 7 on your Windows 7 or 8. Make sure at the end that you edit the
PATH environment variable to add the path to the newly installed Java 7 (usually it is installed in:
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_13\bin). This step-by-step guide helps you set the environment variable.
Download the ZIP file
- Go to the Products page on the Protege website.
- Click the "Download for Windows" button to download the ZIP file to your machine.
Once the download completes, navigate to the folder where the ZIP file was downloaded. On a Windows machine, this will typically be your "Downloads" folder, e.g., "C:/Users/<your-username>/Downloads".
Right-click on the ZIP file and choose "Extract All..." from the context menu to launch the Extract Compressed Folders dialog. Click the Browse... button to select a destination for your Protege Desktop installation, e.g., the "C:/Program Files" folder:
Protege Desktop will be extracted to your selected destination into a folder called "Protege_5.0_beta":
To launch Protege Desktop, double-click the run.bat file in the root directory of the installation.
For quicker access to Protege Desktop going forward, right-click on the run.bat file and select "Send to" -> "Desktop (create shortcut)". This will create a shortcut to Protege Desktop's launcher on your Windows Desktop called "run.bat - Shortcut". Select the shortcut and press the F2 key to rename the shortcut to something more user friendly, e.g., "Protege 5.0 beta".