Introducing the MySQL Installer for Windows

MySQL Installer

The MySQL Installer for Windows radically simplifies the installation process for all MySQL users on the Windows platform. It only takes minutes from downloading the MySQL Installer to having a ready to use MySQL system on your machine.

An easy to use - wizard based - UI will guide you through the installation process. You can select which products you want to have installed on your machine. After the file installation you can configure your system and setup your MySQL server.

MySQL Installer also helps you to keep your system up-to-date by offering a simple “Check for Updates” feature. If you choose to run this feature the MySQL Installer will connect to the webpage to check if new versions of your MySQL products are available. Those will then be downloaded and installed with a single mouse click.

The MySQL Installer will run on all Windows platforms that are supported by MySQL.

What is included?

The MySQL Installer packages are always built for a specific MySQL Server version. The first MySQL Installer package that ships is built around the MySQL Server 5.5 GA. Oracle is going to provide more packages for upcoming MySQL Server releases in the future.

The MySQL Installer is available for both 5.6 and 5.5 packages includes the following products:

  • MySQL Server
  • MySQL Workbench
  • MySQL Connectors (.Net / ODBC / Java / C / C++)
  • MySQL Notifier
  • MySQL for Excel
  • MySQL for Visual Studio
  • MySQL Samples and Examples
  • MySQL Documentation

Please note that each product is included in both 32 & 64 bit variations. The correct version is automatically installed on your system. You can still make a custom selection to override the default.

The products are grouped into Setup Types that reflect different use cases. Select the appropriate Setup Types depending on your usage - be it Developer Default or Server Only. You can also make a custom product and feature selection if you prefer to.

MySQL Installer Supports Existing Installations

You can also download and run the MySQL Installer if you already have MySQL products installed on your system. These will be automatically detected and supported during the installation and update procedures.

There is no need to keep downloading individual product MSIs. From now on you can manage your MySQL products with the MySQL Installer.

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