2.3.5 Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a noinstall Zip Archive

2.3.5.1 Extracting the Install Archive
2.3.5.2 Creating an Option File
2.3.5.3 Selecting a MySQL Server Type
2.3.5.4 Starting the Server for the First Time
2.3.5.5 Starting MySQL from the Windows Command Line
2.3.5.6 Customizing the PATH for MySQL Tools
2.3.5.7 Starting MySQL as a Windows Service
2.3.5.8 Testing The MySQL Installation

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 is as follows:

  1. Extract the archive to the desired install directory

  2. Create an option file

  3. Choose a MySQL server type

  4. Start the MySQL server

  5. Secure the default user accounts

This process is described in the sections that follow.