I use win-7, 64 bit. I downloaded lyx bundle 2.1.4 packaged along with miktex 2.9. After installation, when I ran the program , a pop-up appears saying- 'lyx: no textclass found'. In detail, it tells- 'lyx will have only basic functionality because no text classes have been found. You can either try to reconfigure Lyx normally, try to reconfigure without checking your latex installation, or continue.'
Lyx opens after this but error messages like- 'document class not found' keep coming up. It seems I cannot save a document prepared on lyx on any format other than .lyx. Lyx itself seems to work properly. Math equation edits seem to function all right. But how do I save a document in a format other than .lyx? Please note that I am new to latex and do not know much yet.
In a lyx tutorial it says you can create PDF by going to document and then view. But the 'view' option in 'document' does not responds at all.
I have tried many things without success. I tried installing basic miktex 2.9 separately before lyx and I also tried installing previous stable versions of lyx. Nothing seems to work. Please help me get lyx working properly.
Edit: I tried reconfiguring but another error message turns up telling me to reconfigure again...