Solved

Install MySQL on Windows 8.1

Posted on 2014-11-04
5
2,651 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-04
I need to install MySQL on my Windows 8.1 machine.

The last time I installed it, my Visual Studio 2012 project became corrupt. The machine.config file was re-written.
I fixed it my uninstalling MySQL.

I am also using MS Access 2010.

What are the recommendations for a successful installation/

thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:Dovberman
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 142

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
MySQL 5.5 and higher are compatible with Windows 8, basically:
http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/database.html

so; unless you get an error with the mysql as such, the issue is not on MySQL or windows 8.1 side
when you say your machine.config becomes re-written: just do a copy of it before installing, and check the differences after installation, and eventually put the saved copy back.
0
 
LVL 82

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
While I don't have Windows 8, I do have 5 MySQL installations on Windows here and none have had any effect on the web servers on the same machines.  I think that you had a problem other than MySQL that time.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dovberman
Comment Utility
I think I had installed incompatible versions of MySQL. All my problems vanished after I uninstalled all 8 MySQL apps from the control panel.

Your suggestions are very helpful. I will create a backup copy of machine.config and test Visual Studio after each MySQL installation phase.

Thanks,
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Dovberman
Comment Utility
Thank you.
0
 
LVL 82

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
Comment Utility
You're welcome.
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Foreword In the years since this article was written, numerous hacking attacks have targeted password-protected web sites.  The storage of client passwords has become a subject of much discussion, some of it useful and some of it misguided.  Of cou…
Does the idea of dealing with bits scare or confuse you? Does it seem like a waste of time in an age where we all have terabytes of storage? If so, you're missing out on one of the core tools in every professional programmer's toolbox. Learn how to …
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now