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InstallMiKTeX
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ToinstallabasicTeX/LaTeXsystem,downloadandruntheBasicMiKTeXInstaller.MiKTeXhastheabilitytoinstallmissingpackagesautomatically,i.e.,thisinstalleris
suitableforcomputersconnectedtotheInternet.

Beforeyouruntheinstaller,youcanchecktheprerequisites(/kb/prerequisites29).

IfyouwanttodeployMiKTeXinyourorganization,itisrecommendedthatyouusetheMiKTeXSetupUtilitytoinstallMiKTeXsilentlyontheclientcomputers.Pleaseread
thishowto(/howto/deploymiktex),forastepbysteprecipe.

RunningthebasicMiKTeXinstaller
The"BasicMiKTeXInstaller"isusedtoinstallaBasicMiKTeXsystemonyourDesktopComputer.Theinstallerisavailableonthedownloadpage(/download).Youstartit
withadoubleclickonthedownloadedfile.

Copyingconditions
FirstyouwillpresentedwiththeMiKTeXcopyingconditions:

Readthetextcarefullyandclick"IaccepttheMiKTeXcopyingconditions",ifyouagree.Youcantheclick"Next",togotothenextpage.

Sharedinstallation
YouhavetheOptiontocreateasharedMiKTeXinstallation.UsethisOption,ifyouaretheAdministrator(ofyourComputer)andifyouwanttoinstallMiKTeXforallusers
(thisOptionisnotavailable,ifyouareloggedintoalimiteduseraccount):

Click"AnyonewhousesthisComputer(allusers),ifyouwanttoinstallMiKTeXforallusers.

Click"Onlyfor...",ifyouwanttoinstallMiKTeXforyourselfonly.

Whenyouhavemadeyourdecision,click"Next"togotothenextpage.

Installationdirectory
YouhavetheoptiontospecifytheMiKTeXinstallationdirectory:

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Click"Browse",ifyouwanttospecifyanother(thanthedefault)directorylocation.

Click"Next",togotothenextpage.

Settings
Theinstallerallowsyoutosetthepreferredpapersize:

Youalsohavetheoptiontochangethedefaultbehavioroftheintegratedpackagemanagerforthecasewherearequiredpackageismissing.Select"Askmefirst",ifthe
packagemanagershallaskforpermission.Select"Always",ifthepackagemanagerisalwaysallowedtoinstallmissingpackages.Select"Never",ifyoudisallowthe
installationofmissingpackages.Allthesepreferencescanbechangedlater.

Click"Next",togotothenextpage.

Review
Beforetheactualinstallationprocessbegins,yougetachancetoreviewyourdecisions:

Ifyouaresatisfiedwiththesettings,thenclick"Start"tostarttheactualinstallation.

Installationprogress
Theinstallationwilltakeafewminutes.Theprogressbarshowsanapproximatepercentageofcompletion:

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Whentheinstallationhasfinished,youcanclick"Next"toopenthelastpage.

Finish
MiKTeXisnowinstalled:

Click"Close",toclosetheinstaller.

Gettingupdates
WhenyouhaveinstalledMiKTeX,itisrecommendedthatyouruntheupdatewizard(/howto/updatemiktex29)inordertogetthelatestupdates.

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Packages
AZ(/pkg/az)
Browse(/packages)
Packaging(/pkg)
Repositories(/pkg/repositories)

Developers
BuildMiKTeX(/sources)
SDK(/sdk)

Legal
License(/copying)
Cookies(/cookiepolicy)
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Widerrufsbelehrung(/widerrufsbelehrung)
Impressum(/impressum)

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