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Installing or Updating Microsoft Visual C++

During the installation of MySQL 8.0.x on Windows you may see a message indicating that you need to install or update to the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package.

  • If required this can be obtained as a free download from

  • Click the Download button.
  • Choose the x64 version if you have a 64-bit computer or the x86 if you have an older 32-bit computer.
  • Continue an install the package.
  • The return to the MySQL installation process.

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