“The system cannot find the file C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\java.exe”

I am on JDK 8u25 on Windows 8, and I am experiencing a problem with my Java installation. I can run javac perfectly fine, but running java produces this error message:

The system cannot find the file C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\java.exe

How do I fix this?

I think the problem has to do with my environment variables.

The important variables, as I have set them, are:

  • JAVA_HOMEC:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_25
  • PATH<other paths omitted>;%JAVA_HOME%\bin

And their expansions, as viewed with set in cmd, are:

  • JAVA_HOMEC:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_25
  • CLASSPATH.;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_25\lib;%CLASSPATH%;
  • PATHC:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_45\bin;<other paths omitted>;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_25\bin

The full output of set can be viewed here.

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