2.3.6 Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a noinstall Zip Archive Extracting the Install Archive Creating an Option File Selecting a MySQL Server Type Starting MySQL Server on Microsoft Windows for the First Time Starting MySQL Server from the Windows Command Line Customizing the PATH for MySQL Tools Starting MySQL Server as a Microsoft Windows Service Testing The MySQL Server Installation on Microsoft Windows

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.