Installation

1. How do I download MiKTeX on Windows?
2. How do I install MiKTeX on Windows?
3. How do I install MiKTeX on macOS?
4. How do I install MiKTeX on Linux?
5. What is the “Basic MiKTeX” installer?
6. What is the MiKTeX Net Installer?
7. Is MiKTeX available on CD or DVD?
8. Is it possible to download MiKTeX without the wizard?

1.

How do I download MiKTeX on Windows?

It is recommended that you download the Basic MiKTeX Installer. This allows you set up a basic MiKTeX system (see Q: 5).

Download the MiKTeX Net Installer, if you want to set up a complete MiKTeX system (see Q: 6).

2.

How do I install MiKTeX on Windows?

You use one of the installers to set up a MiKTeX installation on Windows:

Basic MiKTeX Installer (basic-miktex-2.9.xxxx.exe)

The Basic MiKTeX installer can be used to set up a basic MiKTeX installation.

MiKTeX Net Installer (setup-2.9.xxxx.exe)

The MiKTeX Net Installer can be used to set up a complete MiKTeX installation.

For more information, read the tutorial Install MiKTeX on Windows.

3.

How do I install MiKTeX on macOS?

You use the Homebrew package manager to set up a MiKTeX installation on macOS:

brew tap miktex/miktex
brew install miktex

For more information, read the tutorial Install MiKTeX on macOS.

4.

How do I install MiKTeX on Linux?

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5.

What is the Basic MiKTeX installer?

The Basic MiKTeX Installer sets up a basic MiKTeX system. Additional packages can be installed on-the-fly. This has the advantage of keeping a minimal MiKTeX system.

6.

What is the MiKTeX Net Installer?

This installer serves two purposes:

  1. It downloads all available package archive files to your computer.

  2. It installs MiKTeX.

7.

Is MiKTeX available on CD or DVD?

Yes, MiKTeX is available on DVD-R (see this page).

The DVD-R contains a live MiKTeX system, which makes it possible to run MiKTeX directly from the DVD-R. Alternatively, the DVD-R allows you to install MiKTeX on your hard-disk.

8.

Is it possible to download MiKTeX without the wizard?

You can use your favorite download tool to get the contents of the CTAN directory systems/win32/miktex.