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Fluorite | Level 6

I have a brand new Windows10 64 bit installation and I have just downloaded by SAS products.

I get the prompt when launching Studio 3.6 "Select JRE location".

However when I browse to C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASPrivateJavaRunTime\9.4\jre\bin and click "OK" it just takes me back to the original "Select JRE Location" window in an endless loop and never accepts the folder.

Super User

I believe this is a known bug in SAS 9.4 and Windows 10. I don't think there's a workaround yet AFAIK. If you search on here you should see similar question/responses.

Fluorite | Level 6
Any idea why my question seems to wrap after 20 characters? At least it looks that way to me.
Super User

Not sure why it occurred, did you copy and paste from somewhere? Or are you using Edge?

I did fix it though 🙂

Barite | Level 11

I had a similar problem.


I solved it using the following location: C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASPrivateJavaRunTime\9.4\jre

SAS Employee

 Hi @dcowles85


If @xxformat_com post does not solve the issue for you, please check the JREHOME= option value within C:\Program Files\SASHome\sassw.config.

Is the value (path) correct?


You may have to download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86 and x64).

You'll find links from the Downloads tab of


Hope that helps.


Calcite | Level 5

Installing the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable helped. Thanks for that link.


I have the SAS analytical suite installed, the default installation place for the sassw.config = C:\SAS\SAS94\sassw.config

Default SAS private runtime is defaulted to: 




In combination with the new Visual C++ redistributable it works fine (use chrome not edge)

Calcite | Level 5

Thank you mr. dcowles85, you solution was very helpful to me. You have a nice day

Calcite | Level 5

you must download and install JRE form this link


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