The MySQL installation packages can be downloaded from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/. If the package you download is contained within a Zip archive, you need to extract the archive first.
If you are installing on Windows Vista or newer, it is best to
open a network port before beginning the installation. To do
this, first ensure that you are logged in as an Administrator,
go to the
Control Panel, and double-click
Windows Firewall icon. Choose the
Allow a program through Windows Firewall
option and click the Add port button.
MySQL into the
Name text box and
(or the port of your choice) into the Port
number text box. Also ensure that the
TCP protocol radio button is selected. If
you wish, you can also limit access to the MySQL server by
choosing the Change scope button. Confirm
your choices by clicking the OK button.
If you do not open a port prior to installation, you cannot
configure the MySQL server immediately after installation.
Additionally, when running the MySQL Installation Wizard on
Windows Vista or newer, ensure that you are logged in as a
user with administrative rights.
The process for starting the wizard depends on the contents of
the installation package you download. If there is a
setup.exe file present, double-click it to
start the installation process. If there is an
.msi file present, double-click it to start
the installation process.