Installing the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK  will fail on Windows 7 if a 64-bit JVM is installed on the system with an error saying “Win64 not supported”.
An easy way to get the SDK to install is to force the installer to use a 32-bit JDK.  This can be done by unzipping the installer.  When unzipped, there are two folders (InstallerData and Windows) that are extracted.  Inside the Windows folder, edit the file BlackBerryTabletSDK-Air-Installer-  Inside this file is a line that reads: 
Edit this line to point to the javaw.exe executable in a 32-bit JVM you have installed.  e.g. Files (x86)/Java/jdk1.6.0_20/bin/javaw.exe 
Once you have done that, run the installer (BlackBerryTabletSDK-Air-Installer- from the Windows directory and the SDK will install correctly on 64-bit Windows.
2/6/2011 10:45:49 pm

Thanks for the solution. Tried to unpack jar sdks manually but also wanted to debug my apps. Now I can. Thanks!

2/6/2011 10:46:31 pm

Dumb q – but the installers are .exe. How do you extract them? Renamed it to .zip and it wasn’t a valid zip.

2/6/2011 10:47:02 pm

Never mind – I’m an idiot. Just used a zip program for it.

2/6/2011 10:47:34 pm

Hi Raymond, Yeah, that’s what I used – a separate zip program. Windows explorer can’t seem to unzip the installer but 3rd party zip tools can.


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