Install and configure MySQL on Windows XP or Vista or 2003 server

by on June 25, 2007 · 9 comments· LAST UPDATED June 25, 2007

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There is a nice small article about using MySQL on Windows 2003 or Vista desktop system.

I honestly have to say that, now after years of using MySQL on Windows, I find it to be my favorite database/platform combination of choice. In my opinion, it's easier to use than Microsoft's own database on their platform, the performance and feature set will meet 90+% of the needs that Windows/Web applications have, it consumes less resources than SQL Server, and the reliability is stellar.

This article shows you why you should believe this to be the case and why, if you haven't started using MySQL on Windows yet, you really should think about doing so.

MySQL on Windows? Absolutely! []

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1 mounesh August 14, 2007 at 10:11 am

i would like to configure mysql data server on windows xp at my home. So can any one guide for this ?

thanking you


2 NARAHARI April 6, 2008 at 4:53 am

i want to leran mysql on windows


3 dinesh September 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm

ya might be.. but its a headache for me to install mysql in vista…


4 Josh Straub October 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm

It’s very easy to download and run MySQL on Windows in minutes. I found a nice “XAMPP” install at with MySQL and PHP preconfigured. It was a matter of unzipping and clicking the EXE!


5 shaji joseph March 2, 2009 at 11:02 am

i want to install and lear my sql in windowsxp platform


6 san August 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

think you


7 rams April 13, 2010 at 6:06 am

i want to install and learn mysql on could you help me


8 rimpe May 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm

How to close mysql server on windows?


9 Ryan January 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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