Boards menu will not show up!!! please help please read

OK, so I installed the arduino and did everything and when I go to the boards menu NOTHING shows up!!! if someone can please tell me how to fix this please write it down thanks(I am using windows 8 )

Do you have Java installed ? Can you remove it ? Arduino uses its own subset of Java. Or you can try the new Arduino 1.5.7 BETA.

Peter_n: Do you have Java installed ? Can you remove it ? Arduino uses its own subset of Java. Or you can try the new Arduino 1.5.7 BETA.

Thanks for responding :D right now im installing the BETA hopefully it will work