Installing MySQL on Windows

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  1. Download the mysql installer from
  2. Extract the zip file and run the Setup.exe file
  3. Use the Typical setup
  4. When asked if you want to run the configuration script click yes
  5. Choose the typical configuration option
  6. If you only plan on using MySQL for working on PhpGedView and/or you don't anticipate needing multiple MySQL database users, then when asked, uncheck the option to set security.
  7. Click the execute button.
  8. Run the MySQL Command Line client from the Start Menu
  9. If you unchecked the security box, then the password will be empty, otherwise enter the password you set when you configured mysql
  10. Run the following SQL command to create your phpgedview database (remember to include the semicolon (;)):
create database phpgedview;