How to install MySQL on Windows 10?


How to install MySQL on Windows 10?

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MySQL is a very famous and popular open source relational database management system. Installing MySQL on Windows 10 is very easy and straight forward. This blog will help you the step by step procedure to install the MySQL on Windows 10.


We can download the MySQL latest version installer from the MySQL official site. The download page has been given below.

Scroll down to the page, select the operating system “Microsoft Windows” and download the “mysql-installer-web-community-” installer by skipping the MySQL login.

MySQL Installer download page

After downloaded the installer, right click it and click “Install”.

Install MySQL

MySQL Installation will starts now.

MySQL Installer starts

Accept the License Agreement and click “Next”.

License Agreement

Choose the Setup Type “Full” and Click “Next”.

Setup Type

Click “Next” on Check Requirements window.

System Requirements

Click “Yes” if any confirmation screen prompted by the installer. (If the Python 3.7 is not installed).

Click “Execute” button on the Installation window.


All MySQL Products will start download and install automatically. After complete all the products then, click “Next” to continue.

Complete status

high availability

On the High Availability window, choose “Standalone MySQL Server/ Classic MySQL Replication” and click “Next” to continue.

High Availability

type and networking

On the Type and Networking window, Select your Server Config Type based on your choice.

Config Type

I have selected the Server Config Type is “Development Computer” and the default port number is 3306. If you want to run the MySQL on different port number than change it. Otherwise leave it as 3306 and click “Next” to continue.

Type and Networking

authentication method

On the Authentication method window, select the option “Use Strong Password Encryption for Authentication (RECOMMENDED)” to access the MySQL safely. Then click “Next” on the window to continue.

Authentication Method

account and roles

On the Account and Roles window, provide the password for “root” user and click “Check” button to validate the password and then click “Next” button to continue.

Account and Roles

windows service

On the windows service screen, Check the option “Configure MySQL Server as a Windows Service”, then provide the Windows the Service Name “MYSQL80”, then check the option “Start the MySQL Server at System Startup”, then check the option “Standard System Account” to run Windows Service as and then click “Next” button to continue.

Windows Service

apply configuration

Click “Execute” button to apply the MySQL configuration.

Apply Configuration

After applied the configuration for MySQL and then click “Finish” button to continue.

Apply Configuration – Finish

product configuration (Optional)

On the Product Configuration window, click “Next” button to configure the MySQL Router, Sample and Examples.

Product Configuration

Click “Finish” button to continue with default options on the MySQL Router configuration window.

MySQL Router Configuration

Click “Next” on the Product Configuration window to configure the Samples and Examples.

Samples and Examples

Provide the root password to check the connection and then click “Next” button to continue.

Connect to Server

Click “Execute” button to apply the configuration and run the sample and examples SQL scripts.

Apply Configuration

Click “Finish” on the Apply Configuration window, click “Next” on the Product Configuration and click “Finish” on the Installation complete window.

Installation complete

mysql workbench

MySQL Workbench will open automatically after clicked the “Finish” button.

MySQL Workbench

Click “Local Instance MySQL 55” and provide the password and click “OK” to connect the server.

Connect MySQL server

Execute the “show databases” command on the SQL editor to view the list of databases.

show databases

MySQL 8.0 has been installed successfully on windows 10.

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