This guide will show you how to install MySQL Server on Windows 10. I am using Windows 10 64 bit and MySQL Server version 5.7.11. You can download MySQL Server 5.7.11 from the Official MySQL Download page. I choose the MySQL Installer Community which is about 378 MB in size. This package includes all packages and drivers needed to run MySQL Server on a Windows machine.
To start the install process, double click the file mysql-installer-community-184.108.40.206.exe. A new window will come up and offers you some options. You may want to install or upgrade your MySQL Workbench installation (if you have any previous version installed), ODBC Drivers and some others.
Now click Add to add more apps or features to install
On this example, I want to install MySQ Server, MySQL for Excel and also I want to install MySQL Documentation. You can change this with your own setup.
Press Next to confirm your selection and the installation process will take place. When completed, you should see the following window on your Desktop.
You will be directed to the next step, time to configure MySQL
Press Next on above window to start configuring MySQL Server. On the config window, you will need to specify the config type. There are three different setup: Development Machine, Server Machine and Dedicated Machine. Also you can specify the connectivity to your MySQL Server.
Next, you will need to specify root password for MySQL Server.
Additionally, you can add new MySQL users if you want. To add new MySQL user, click Add User and provide password for the new user.
Press Next and we need to configure MySQL Service. Leave the default value if you don’t have any idea on this section.
Finally, press Execute to complete the installation
Now your new MySQL Server is ready to use.
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