Recently I switched PCs to a newer Windows 10 based laptop for some of my work, and I wanted to get Pentaho Data Integration up and running on it. I downloaded the pdi-ce-22.214.171.124.25.zip file from the Community website, and extracted the contents to a folder in my Program Files directory. I tried running the SPOON.BAT to start it up but a window flashed on screen quickly and disappeared, but nothing else happened. I opened a command prompt and executed the SPOON.BAT file, but got a message that the JAVAW.EXE file could not be found. So I needed to perform a few other things to get it working.
A quick search engine query showed me that many people had the same issue, but there didn’t seem to be a consensus on how to resolve it. Below is how I managed to get it running.