MySQL 8 installation using a ZIP file

To install MySQL 8 using a ZIP archive, perform the following steps:

  1. Extract install archive: In this step, select a specific directory for the extraction of the installed MySQL 8 archive. Microsoft Windows by default installs it into the c:\mysql location. At the time of the installation process, make sure the logged in user has administrative rights.
Make sure no MySQL service is running during the installation of MySQL as a Window service. During the command execution type -- install first and then specify --default –file option; otherwise, the mysqld.exe file will start the MySQL 8 server.
  1. Create option file: The option file is the place where the user can configure commands related to MySQL 8. ...

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