Chapter 2. Installing MiKTeX

Table of Contents

Installing a basic MiKTeX system
Installing a complete MiKTeX system
Task #1: Download the complete MiKTeX distribution
Task #2: Install MiKTeX
Items in the Start Menu
Removing MiKTeX


MiKTeX 2.9 requires one of the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (all editions except Starter Edition)

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2

  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2

Please note that MiKTeX 2.9 does not work on legacy Windows platforms (Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000).