Install Maven on Windows 7
1. Download the latest Maven distribution zip from http://maven.apache.org/download.html
2. Extract the Zip
3. Consult the README.txt. Here you will a description of the following steps.
4. Add Maven to your path. The procedure is similar as described here for Windows Vista: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/path.xml
5.You might also have to add the JAVA_HOME environment variable: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2619584/how-to-set-java-home-on-windows-7
6.Don‘t forget to restart your command line window (cmd.exe)
7.You can test maven by starting the command line cmd.exe and type „mvn“