"Ryan " <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message <email@example.com>... > I've had similar results to Mathew ^^^ > > When I try to start Matlab under normal Windows 7 settings I get a pop-up "Error Starting Desktop" with about 50 lines of java.something.or.other. > > - Changing Compatability mode to Vista causes it to die on startup without the error message. > > - Selecting "Disable desktop composition" does nothing. > > - Copying over the java directory results in a warning message: "Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime Environment: C:\%matlab-directories%\jre1.5.0_05\bin\server\jvm.dll is not a valid Win32 application", then after OK displays another warning: "Warning: Disabling Java support" and then starts some crippled version of Matlab with only a prompt. > > - Adding the environment variables causes Matlab to close immediately upon startup. > > - Running Windows 7 with the Classic theme is the only method I've found to work for me, so I'm still interested in finding a better solution.