When trying to install basic-miktex-2.9.6069-x64 at W10, I get the following error:enter image description here

Can anyone help me, please? Thank you. Víctor

  • I don't use MitTeX but it would probably help if you gave a few more details such as what you did to get this error.
    – user30471
    Sep 25, 2016 at 1:22
  • I am sorry about my explanation. Not enough information. Anyway, I have been a couple of days reinstalling the whole W10 since it was making funny things. I think it was a matter of the registry. After that I installed the MikTEX software without problems and I could run LaTeX perfectly. So I am ready to "play" LaTeX again and compose my docs. Thank you so much for your soon answer. Regards. Víctor
    – user115407
    Sep 30, 2016 at 20:50
  • Can you explain exactly how did you solve it?
    – luchonacho
    Sep 30, 2016 at 21:46
  • I suppose you are the same user of the question, if this is true, please don't sign up every time, only a sign in is necessary.
    – CarLaTeX
    Sep 30, 2016 at 21:49
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    – Werner
    Sep 30, 2016 at 22:30

2 Answers 2


As mentioned before, I just reinstalled Windows 10 x64 again. It was not a matter of MikTEX but the operating system. On the other hand, I also downloaded all the packages (not the basic installation of MikTEX). Having experienced this full installation, I can say I prefer this way due to the computer does not need to connect and download packages when compiling.

Thank you so much.


Something similar happened to me today. MikTeX update downloade two packages and aborted the package database update, for some problem.

I repeated the update process and learned that both packages were already installed. Therefore I loaded MiKTeX options and manually instructed "Refresh FNDB" and after that, "Update formats".

One week earlier, I have a similar problem with mkfntmap.exe; what I did was to open a command window in C:\Users\Denis\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin, and ran "mkfntmap.exe --force" and the program run without problems.

Just as a precaution in both situation I turned off my antivirus program.

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