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I want to install MiKTeX 2.9.3959 (on WinXP in order to create PS files).

Do I need (or better, should I) install GhostScript and GhostView first, before installing MiKTeX?

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Ghostscript is required by MiKTeX utilities like epstopdf, and is included in the MiKTeX distribution.

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But it does not install GostView. –  Ralph Nov 28 '10 at 17:47
    
If you'd like to view PS files under Windows, you would need something like gsview. You can get it at pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/get49.htm –  withoutasound Nov 28 '10 at 18:45
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