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For the Community and Commercial versions of MySQL Shell: Before installing MySQL Shell, make sure you have the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (available at the Microsoft Download Center) installed on your Windows system.
MySQL Shell is available on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS for 64-bit platforms.
It is recommended that you always use the most recent version available. The latest version of MySQL Shell can be used with any version of MySQL 5.7, 8.0, or 8.1.