Saturday, July 25, 2015

Troubleshooting MySQL Workbench Installation on Windows 8.1

There are many developers who are finding it difficult to install MySQL Workbench on Windows 8.1 (64-bit machines).  The following steps will solve the issue.
  1. Uninstall all instances of MySQL and MySQL Workbench using Windows 8.1 Control Panel
  2. Download “vcredist_x64.exe” from Microsoft web site
  3. Download “mysql-installer-community-” (latest) from web site
  4. Download “mysql-workbench-community-6.2.5-winx64.msi” (latest) from web site
  5. Install “vcredist_x64.exe”
  6. Install “mysql-installer-community-” (use custom installation option and select only 64-bit versions)
  7. Install “mysql-workbench-community-6.2.5-winx64.msi”
  8. If necessary download and install “mysql-utilities-1.5.4-winx64.msi” from web site
  9. Repair MySQL installation using “mysql-installer-community-” (used in step 6)
  10. Restart the machine and you should be fine

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