Unable to Set the Path To java.exe When Running Oracle SQL Developer Under Windows 7

I was trying to run Oracle SQL Developer for the first time on a new machine.  When firing it up, it presented me with a dialog box asking me to “Enter the full pathname for the java.exe file”.

OK, no problem.  So I find the path to the java.exe binary that was just installed with the SDK.  Hit submit . . . and nothing happens.  It blanks out the text field and the dialog box stares back at me.

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