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I install MikTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8.1 but compilation always fails. Which version of MikTeX is compatible with Windows 8.1?

when i launch a document compilation, i always have the error message below

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    Welcome, you say the compilation fails, do you mean the document preparation or installation of MikTeX? If the first, you just have faulty code.
    – Johannes_B
    Oct 19, 2015 at 10:23
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    There is in general no issue with Win8.1 and MiKTeX 2.9: we will need to see some specific details to help.
    – Joseph Wright
    Oct 19, 2015 at 10:35
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    miktex 2.9 works fine in windows 8.1 (and window 10). Oct 19, 2015 at 10:44
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    Looks like the pdflatex executable is not found. You need to configure your LaTeX editor and tell it where MikTeX is installed, or add MikTeX to the PATH variable. However, I have no idea which editor it is (TeXMaker? TeXStudio?), so I can't really help you with that.
    – Fritz
    Oct 20, 2015 at 12:06
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    Possible duplicate of Setting up MiKTeX and TeXworks
    – Fritz
    Oct 22, 2015 at 15:34

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It looks like the pdflatex executable is not found. You need to configure your LaTeX editor and tell it where MikTeX is installed, or add MikTeX to the PATH variable.

Here's a toturial on how to add MikTeX to your PATH variable. It should also work for the non-portable version of MikTeX.

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  • I have read and the tutorial indicated above,
    – coliasso
    Oct 21, 2015 at 18:12
  • I have read and the tutorial indicated above, at the step where I would had to paste a path at the PATH location, it wasn't possible (pasting there wasn't allowed); thus, my problem persists.
    – coliasso
    Oct 21, 2015 at 18:18
  • @coliasso: What do you mean by "pasting there was not allowed"? Can you not write anything there? Or is it just pasting that doesn't work?
    – Fritz
    Oct 22, 2015 at 11:25
  • I can't paste, nor write there
    – coliasso
    Oct 22, 2015 at 17:35
  • @coliasso Then that seems to be a problem with your setup (assuming you clicked the right things). I can't really say what the problem might be. However, if you are the administrator of your PC, you could also use the "Edit the system environment variables" dialog and add MikTeX to the System-wide PATH variable, instead of the one for your own user account.
    – Fritz
    Oct 22, 2015 at 22:08

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