Install MySQL on Windows 8.1

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,
DovbermanAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
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.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
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.
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
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,
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome.
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