Start installation process by double click installer file.
Welcome to the setup wizard for MySQL Server 5.1
Choose Setup Type
MySQL installer provide 3 type of setup :
- Typical; recommend for general use.
- Complete; all program features will be installed.
- Custom; I prefer this one because I want to specify installation folder
Choose Custom and Click Next.
Change install location to C:\mysql\ by click Change button and enter new path. Click Next when you’re ready.
Ready to install program
Examine current setting produced by wizard. click Install to start the process.
Little advertisement from MySQL click Next.
Click Finish to exit the wizard.
make sure to check “configure the MySQL server now“.
Configure MySQL server on Windows 7
MySQL Server Instance Configuration Wizard will start, it will help us to configure MySQL server in easy way.
Select “Detailed Configuration” and click Next.
Choose “Developer Machine” for server type. It will use minimal amount of memory.
Select “Multifunctional Database” for database usage.
Choose “Decision Support (DSS) / OLAP” and click Next.
Choose “Enable TCP/IP Networking” and “Enable Strict Mode“.
Select default character set “manual” and point to UTF 8.
Set Windows Option
Choose “Install as Windows Service” and “Include Bin Directory in Windows PATH“.
Set Security Settings
Enter password twice for root account.
Click Execute to start the wizard work for :
- Prepare configuration
- Write configuration file
- Start service
- Apply security settings