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How to install MySQL server 5.1 on Windows with screenshots



This article provides step-by-step installation guide for MySQL 5.1 (or higher) on Windows as a development machine. Other releases of MySQL should have similar installation process.

For hands-on MySQL query tutorials, MySQL Tutorial Practices are based on MySQL version 5+.

Step #1: Download MySQL 5.1 for Windows

You can download version 5.1 from this page Download MySQL 5.1

Or download the latest MySQL version here.

For archives of various MySQL versions, click here.

Step #2: Install MySQL

Double click the MSI installer to start installing MySQL. You will go through a setup wizard so it's fairly simple. Just follow the installation instructions step by step.

(1) Welcome to the Setup Wizard for MySQL Server 5.1. Click Next to continue.

(2) Select a setup type - Typical, Complete, Custom.

Select Typical and click Next.

The default insllation directory will be C:\Programs Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\

(3) Ready to install MySQL.

After review the settings, click Install. If you want to change any settings, click [Back] button.

(4) Installation in progress.

(5) More information about MySQL Enterprise Subscription.

This step is just an informational step for MySQL Enterprise Subscription. Click the [More...] button if you want to know more. Otherwise, click [Next] to go to next step.

(6) Setup Wizard Completed.

Make sure you have selected 'Configure the MySQL Server now' checkbox if you want to configure it after clicking Finish button.

What's next

MySQL 5.1 provides an easy-to-use wizard to configure MySQL server instance. Next, we are going to go through detailed steps about MySQL server configuration. See How to configure MySQL server 5.1 on Windows.


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