How do I update my MiKTeX system?
You use MiKTeX Update Wizard ( → → ) to update installed packages. For more information, read the section Installing Updates in the MiKTeX manual.
Which is the best directory to keep
MiKTeX Package Manager takes care of the proper installation of well known LaTeX packages.
If (for some reason) you have to install a package by hand, then
you should copy the input files into the directory
For more information, read the section Integrating Local Additions in the MiKTeX manual.
How do I add new languages to the LaTeX format file?
You use MiKTeX Options to add new languages. For more information, read the section Selecting Hyphenation Tables in the MiKTeX manual.
How do I refresh the file name database?
If you have a command-prompt window open:
If you prefer to use the graphical user interface: