Yesterday I installed a clean version of Windows 10 after the update and the format.

Today I was trying install Tex Live but there is an issue. The installer (exe) unzipped the file but then simply shut down when I pressed close and did not start the installation process itself.

The zipped version of the installer (the alternate method cited on the tex live site) opened the CMD successfully, but then a window said that there are some problems with perl and with every press key shut down.

Then I tried with the 2015 live cd, the error is the same as the CMD.

The other programs and drivers are perfect; Tex Live is the only one that caused me trouble.

Is it the same for you or is it just me? Are there some fixes that I can try or I just need to wait for an updated version of the Tex Live suite compatible with Windows 10?

Sorry for the bad English!

  • What about the recommended network install?
    – Werner
    Aug 2, 2015 at 16:40
  • The network install is not the installer/zip folder (12/16 mb)? I downloaded both and they act like i reported. Then i tried the whole package (the 2015 iso about 2GB) but unsuccessfully... the iso open the CMD (like the zip archive) but then an "alarm" window pop up and the CMD shut down with every key. The only thing thatopen is the installer, but after the autounzip (the process with the green writings) remains still and if i click on close simply shut down not starting the installation process itself.
    – DrewGecko
    Aug 2, 2015 at 16:54
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    I have Windows 10 and obtained texlive2015 from http://ctan.mirror.rafal.ca/systems/texlive/Images/texlive2015.iso after which I mounted it with ultraiso and ran install-tl-windows.bat in admin mode. TeXLive 2015 installed fine for me.
    – azetina
    Aug 3, 2015 at 13:15
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    @daleif here is what I meant ;). I think.
    – cfr
    Aug 7, 2015 at 22:06
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    – daleif
    Aug 9, 2015 at 9:31

3 Answers 3


I just tested with a brand-new wx pro 64-bits and an advanced user install and had no problems. To be exact: I downloaded the exe, selected the unpack option and after it finished unpacking I double-clicked install-tl-advanced.bat, but clicking the advanced button also started up the main installer interface.

I searched for this "0xc0000142" error. Unfortunately it seems a pretty intractable beast.

As a workaround, you can try a portable install on a usb stick from another computer.

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    This is not really an answer, is it?
    – cfr
    Aug 4, 2015 at 23:00
  • @cfr It is an answer, of course! We know now that you can install without error on Win 10.
    – Keks Dose
    Aug 6, 2015 at 15:17
  • Ok, I'm going to try with a portable installation from another PC. If I install on the PC MiKTeX and then on the pen drive Tex Live can they go in conflict?
    – DrewGecko
    Aug 9, 2015 at 8:06

I stumbled across the same set of errors. The solution to me was, after one day of searching the whole wide interwebs, to


That's it. I have no clue why so ever it does not work with a fresh Windows 10 installation, I am just a plebb, but the compatibility mode worked for me.


Right click either install-tl-advanced.bat or install-tl-windows.bat and select "Run as Administrator".

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