How to Get MiKTeX

The MiKTeX distribution can be downloaded from the Internet. And it is available on DVD-R.

Downloading MiKTeX

There MiKTeX setup program comes in two flavors:

  • Basic MiKTeX Installer

  • MiKTeX Net Installer

You use the Basic MiKTeX Installer to install a basic MiKTeX system. The MiKTeX Net Installer can be used to download and install a complete MiKTeX system. All this is explained later in this manual (see Chapter 2, Installing MiKTeX).


The MiKTeX DVD-R allows you to install MiKTeX on the hard-disk or to run the programs directly from the DVD-R.

If you wish to obtain a copy of the MiKTeX DVD-R, visit the DVD-R info page.