Install MySQL on Windows

Before installing MySQL on Windows, you will need to dowload it. Go to http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ and select DOWNLOAD under MySQL Community Server (GPL):

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Choose Windows as the platform and download the installer:

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If prompted for the login, log in with your account or create a new one. After the download finishes, start the installer. Accept the license agreement and click Next:

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Choose the setup type and click Next:

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Click Execute to install the components:

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Next, the wizard will guide you through the product configuration:

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Choose your network settings of leave the defaults:

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Next, you will be prompted to choose the root password:

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Next, choose the name for the MySQL Windows service:

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Click Execute to apply the changes:

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And that’s it! MySQL should be installed.

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