Time for action—installing MySQL on Windows

In order to install MySQL on your Windows system, please follow these instructions:

  1. Open an internet browser and type http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/.
  2. Select the Microsoft Windows platform and download the mysql-essential package that matches your system: 32-bit or 64-bit.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file. A wizard will guide you through the process.
  4. When asked about the setup type, select Typical.
  5. Several screens follow. When the wizard is complete you'll have the option to configure the server. Check Configure the MySQL Server now and click Finish.
  6. A new wizard will be launched that lets you configure the server.
  7. When asked about the configuration type, select Standard Configuration.
  8. When prompted, ...

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