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MikTeX: Installers

📅 2011-Apr-26 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

MikTeX can be installed in many ways, only one of which I have found to be easy in the long term.

There are 2 kinds of MikTeX installers:

I used to use the Basic Installer, but have come to loathe it! ☹ Installing packages when required is a pain since that needs Administrator privileges. Also, the MikTeX package website is sometimes offline or slow and you will be unable to install the oh-so-urgently-needed package you want.

Since, both Internet speed and disk space is cheap these days, I recommend running the Net Installer to download the entire MikTeX archive from a nearby mirror. Run the Net Installer a second time to install a complete MikTeX system from your downloaded MikTeX archive.

Tried with: MikTeX 2.9