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Step 1 :Download MySQL 5.0 Community Edition to your Desktop from

Make sure you always download the “Complete package “.

Step 2 :Unzip (the downloaded mysql file) to get Setup.exe. Double click Setup.exe to start installing MySQL. Click “Next ” when you are prompted as below.




Step 3 : Select “Typical” for Setup Type and click “Next ” again.



Step 4 : Click “Install ” to proceed with the installation process.



Step 5 : The setup activity will show you some advertisement. Read it if you wish and click “Next “.



Step 6: Tick “Configure the MySQL Server now” and click “Next ” two times.




Step 7:  Click “Standard Configuration” to ease installation process and click “Next ” again.



Step 8 : Tick “Install As Windows Service” to make MySQL auto-startup with Windows and “Include Bin Directory in Windows PATH ” to make MySQL system files automatically available for other  application.



Step 9 : Tick “Modify Security Settings” and enter a root (Administrator) password to secure your MySQL installation. Don’t skip this step! Click “Next ” again.



Step 10 : Click “Execute” to start the MySQL Configuration process. Once finished, click “Finish ” to end configuration.




Step 11:  Make sure MySQL runs automatically after installation. You can check the status from Administrative Tools Services snap in (Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Services ), also available via Control Panel.




Step 12 : (OPTIONAL) Open your DOS command prompt (Run -> cud). Type in “net stat -na“. Check out ports opened by MySQL (3306) and Apache (80) . That means the services are up and running.



Step 13 : (OPTIONAL) Run some of MySQL commands to further ensure that the installation is a success. Check out and follow the commands as pictured below. User account is root and password depends on what you have entered previously during your MySQL configuration.



Step 14 :
Reboot your machine!
This is to ensure all MySQL system files are rss-read by Windows as environment variables.

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