Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a “noinstall” ZIP Archive

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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 package 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
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