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MySQL and Windows  /  Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows  /  Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a noinstall Zip Archive

1.5 Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a noinstall Zip Archive

Users who are installing from the noinstall package can use the instructions in this section to manually install MySQL. The process for installing MySQL from a Zip archive is as follows:

  1. Extract the main archive to the desired install directory

    Optional: also extract the debug-test archive if you plan to execute the MySQL benchmark and test suite

  2. Create an option file

  3. Choose a MySQL server type

  4. Initialize MySQL

  5. Start the MySQL server

  6. Secure the default user accounts

This process is described in the sections that follow.


User Comments
  Posted by douglas liou on February 22, 2008
if you want to usr the mysql immediately,you can write a simple batch file : C:\mysql\bin\mysql -u root -p
then save it as mysql.bat and put into c:\ and c:\mysql
then you can use it in c:\ then type mysql , it work!!!
Becareful , it is not safe and not recommended

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