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Date: 2014dec3
OS: Windows
Language: Java

Q.  How does Eclipse know which Java to use?

A.  It follows the symlinks in c:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath
That folder has:

java.exe --> c:\Program Files...\java.exe javaw.exe --> c:\Program Files...\javaw.exe javaws.exe --> c:\Program Files...\javaws.exe
We have an article on symlinks on Windows. http://www.davekb.com/search.php?target=symlinks+Windows