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I have Emacs 24 and MikTeX on Windows 7 professional and I have recently installed AUCTeX 11.86 from package-install.

The installation seems to have completed successfully, I even succeeded at compiling a latex sample file, but I can use AUCTeX only in the emacs instance where I issued the installation command, where it gets loaded by package-install. I can't do the same with a new emacs instance.

Nothing seems to have been written in my .emacs file upon installation and I can't find the auctex.el file, which the AUCTeX installations instructions report to be found inside the auctex directory (.emacs.d/elpa/auctex), to load AUCTeX at initialization time.

Any idea on how I can solve the issue?

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closed as too localized by lockstep, Kurt, mafp, Werner, Stefan Kottwitz Apr 11 '13 at 20:58

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Please consider editing your profile name so that you don't have to sign with it since it will automatically appear in the lower right corner of your post. – hpesoj626 Oct 28 '12 at 11:04
You should add the lines (load "auctex.e" nil t t) and (load "preview-latex.el" nil t t) in your .emacs (I think in windows the initialization has another name) – Peter Breitfeld Oct 28 '12 at 13:06
@PeterBreitfeld: thanks, but that's the problem: I can't find /auctex.el/ anywhere on my disk. Other instruction on installing auctex on Windows don't refer to platform-specific scripts to be called in place of /auctex.el/. – user881430 Oct 28 '12 at 13:29
When installing AUCTeX from ELPA, you must not add (load "auctex.el" nil t t) and (load "preview-latex.el" nil t t) to your init file. – Tassilo Horn Nov 1 '12 at 19:24
I just flagged the question, asking for reopening. Reason is that I have found a solution that works for me, and that I would like to add as an answer. – feklee Oct 1 '13 at 10:35