Extracting the Install Archive
To install MySQL manually, do the following:
1. If you are upgrading from a previous version please refer to Section 2.3.7, “Upgrading MySQL on
Windows”, before beginning the upgrade process.
2. Make sure that you are logged in as a user with administrator privileges.
3. Choose an installation location. Traditionally, the MySQL server is installed in C:\mysql. The
MySQL Installer installs MySQL under C:\Program Files\MySQL. If you do not install MySQL at
C:\mysql, you must specify the path to the install directory during startup or in an option file. See
Section 188.8.131.52, “Creating an Option File”.
4. Extract the install archive to the chosen installation location using your preferred Zip archive tool.
Some tools may extract the archive to a folder within your chosen installation location. If this occurs,
you can move the contents of the subfolder into the chosen installation location.
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