Once you have successfully downloaded the Windows version, installing it on the operating system a breeze… trust me! It may seem intimidating if you are a beginner, but by following the directions down to a T you will have the database application up and running.
The installation steps detailed on this page have be tested on Win95 and Win98 using mysql-shareware-3_22_34-win.zip. Yes, these are old!
Update for Windows 7 users: For step-by-step instructions, please check the page on how to install MySQL on Windows 7.
mysqld-shareware --standalone OR (in later versions) mysqld
This starts the MySQL server.
+----------------+ | Database | +----------------+ | mysql | | test | +----------------+ 2 rows in set (0.00 sec)
If you see the above… congrats… you have sucessfully installed MySQL on your system.
mysqladmin -u root shutdown
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