Chapter 2. Installing MiKTeX

You use the Basic MiKTeX Installer to install MiKTeX on your computer. You can download the installer from the MiKTeX download page.

Please read the installation tutorial for a step-to-step guide.

Items in the Start Menu

MiKTeX Setup Wizard installs the following menu items in the Windows start menu:

MiKTeX 2.9 → Previewer

A shortcut to the MiKTeX previewer Yap.

MiKTeX 2.9 → TeXworks

A shortcut to TeXworks, an integrated development environment for TeX and LaTeX.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Help → FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Help → Manual

The MiKTeX manual.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance → Package Manager

A shortcut to the MiKTeX package manager.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance → Settings

A shortcut to MiKTeX Options.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance → Update

A shortcut to the MiKTeX update wizard.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance (Admin) → Package Manager (Admin)

A shortcut to the admin variant of the MiKTeX package manager.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance (Admin) → Settings (Admin)

A shortcut to the admin variant of MiKTeX Options.

MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance (Admin) → Update (Admin)

A shortcut to the admin variant of the MiKTeX update wizard.

MiKTeX 2.9 → MiKTeX on the Web → Known Issues

An Internet shortcut to the MiKTeX issues page.

MiKTeX 2.9 → MiKTeX on the Web → MiKTeX Project Page

An Internet shortcut to the MiKTeX project page.

MiKTeX 2.9 → MiKTeX on the Web → Registration

An Internet shortcut to the MiKTeX registration page.

MiKTeX 2.9 → MiKTeX on the Web → Support

An Internet shortcut to the MiKTeX support page.