Installing MySQL

Please follow all these steps:

  • Visit the Download section of the MySQL website and download the version of MySQL Community Server appropriate for your platform (Windows users: choose the 32 bit version!). Note that you DO NOT have to register. Simply click on “No thanks, just take me to the downloads!” at the bottom.
  • Follow the installation instructions. Use the Typical Setup Type.
  • If a Window appears to register for a MySQL Entreprise support, click the button to close the window.
  • Choose to proceed to create and configure a MySQL instance. Select the standard configuration type.
  • On Windows, choose to install MySQL as a Windows service. Also choose a password for the root user (administrator). WRITE DOWN THIS PASSWORD!!
  • Download LibreOffice 3.6 for your platform and follow the installation instructions. Choose the Typical installation option.