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Install MySQL on Windows

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  1. Download the latest version of MySQL Community Server. There are several variants. Download the mysql-essential x64 version.

  2. Run the MySQL installer.

  3. Click Next.

  4. Choose “Custom”. Click Next.

  5. Change the install folder location to c:\mysql. Click OK. Click Next.

  6. Click Install.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Leave the “Configure the MySQL Server now” box checked. Uncheck the “Register the MySQL Server now” box, if there is one. Click Finish.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Choose “Detailed Configuration”. Click Next.

  12. Choose “Developer Machine”. Click Next.

  13. Choose “Non-Transactional Database Only”. Click Next.

  14. Choose “Manual Setting”. Change level of concurrent connections to 100. Click Next.

  15. Check the box for “Enable TCP/IP Networking”. Choose 3306 for the port number. Check the box next to “Add firewall exception for this port”. Uncheck the box for “Enable Strict Mode”. Click Next.

  16. Choose “Standard Character Set”. Click Next.

  17. Check the box for “Install As Windows Service”. The default service name is fine. Check the box for “Launch the MySQL Server automatically”. Check the box for “Include Bin Directory in Windows PATH”. Click Next.

  18. Check the box for “Modify Security Settings”. Type a password twice. Leave the other boxes unchecked. Click Next.

  19. Click Execute.

  20. Click Finish.





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