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MySQL installation and Windows 8 !

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I need to write some information into MySQL database so I have downloaded MySQL setup (64 bit) from following URL:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/5.6.html

However, after I run it I get a message (attached is its snapshot). It recommends running it from Start Page (I'm using windows 8) ... however,  there is any icon or app so that I can run or click on .

What should I do?!

any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
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by:becraig
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Just hit the windows key and type mysql

You should see the program icon come up, simply click on it and you are off.
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by:Dan Craciun
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For testing I recommend the portable installation of XAMPP.
All you need (Apache, MySQL, PHP, Filezilla, Tomcat etc) in a folder with a nice GUI.

HTH,
Dan
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by:becraig
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By the way no snapshot attached. :)
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by:Dan Craciun
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If you want to write data into an existing MySQL database, then what you downloaded won't help you.

You either have to use a local manager (HeidiSQL, SQLyog etc) that connects to the database that you need to modify or you use a web manager (phpmyadmin, Adminer, etc) that is installed and configured on the server.
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by:akohan
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It is strange I did upload it and now I cannot see it!

@becraig:  I do that as a habit but nothing  comes .... in fact I also go to search in the corner of windows 8 but nothing. However, every time I try to install it ... it says the same thing!

@Dan: no I'm not using PHP .... I only need to install and use MySQL to use using C#
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by:akohan
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Here I have attached the snapshot again.
WhereIsMySqlOnStartPage.PNG
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by:becraig
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Can you attach the snapshot ?
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by:akohan
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I just did it again. Isn't visible?
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by:Dan Craciun
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BTW, on Windows 7 and 8 the shortcuts for the Start Menu are here:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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by:akohan
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why are we making things complicated? should we see icon or ... on start menu or start window?
then why should I go to Program Data?!!!

All I expect to do and see is installing MySql and running it by clicking or executing it from command line.

It is nothing new there. Right? :)
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becraig earned 200 total points
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Sorry I posted ~30 seconds after you posted.

I would search the local drives for "MySQL" to see what path it was installed to.
The snapshot seems to say it was installed.

Once you can find the install path you should be able to simply double click the program exe and launch it.

Also check your event log
windows key + r  type eventvwr hit enter and look for any mysql related errors.


Here is some info for troubleshooting your install:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/windows-troubleshooting.html
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by:akohan
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Thanks. It was strange I did go through the process again and chose Repair option and this time  it really installed it. Now, at least I have command line window for MySql.

Thank you.
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