MySQL Workbench for Windows can be installed using the MySQL Installer that installs and updates all MySQL products on Windows or the standalone Windows MSI Installer package. For general requirements and specific installation instructions, see the sections that follow.
The following prerequisites are available at the Microsoft Download Center:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015Note
The 2013 version was changed to 2015 with MySQL Workbench 6.3.9.
Microsoft Windows 7 (and later)Note
MySQL Workbench 6.1 supports earlier versions of Windows, including Vista.
The general MySQL Installer download is available at https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/windows/installer/. The MySQL Installer application can install, upgrade, and manage most MySQL products, including MySQL Workbench.
Managing all of your MySQL products, including Workbench, with MySQL Installer is the recommended approach. It handles all requirements and prerequisites, configurations, and upgrades.
When executing MySQL Installer, you may choose MySQL Workbench as one of the products to install. It is selected by default, and essentially executes the standalone MSI Installer package described in the next section.
The standalone download is available at https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/.
Installing MySQL Workbench using a Windows MSI Installer package requires either Administrator or Power User privileges.
MySQL Workbench can be installed using the Windows MSI Installer
package. The MSI package bears the name
version indicates the
MySQL Workbench version number, and
arch the build architecture
To install MySQL Workbench
From an account with Administrator or Power User privileges, right-click the MSI file and select theitem from the pop-up menu, or double-click the file.
In the Setup Type window you may choose a
Custominstallation. To use all features of MySQL Workbench choose the
Unless you choose otherwise, MySQL Workbench is installed in
%PROGRAMFILES%\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0
%PROGRAMFILES%is the default directory for programs for your locale. The
%PROGRAMFILES%directory is defined as
C:\Program Files\on most systems.