I'm a newbie in the whole TeX-&-LaTeX-based world, and I'm trying to install MiKTeX right now.

My OS is Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit.

I had MiKTeX, LaTeX, and LyX previously installed. I uninstalled them via the Change or Remove a Program of Windows.

The file I downloaded was Basic MiKTeX Installer, 64-bit. After downloading it, I started the installation, and got these errors:

  1. I first got a pop-up error:

  2. I pressed "OK", and it took me back to the installer, where it showed me another error:

I repeated this process about 2-3 times, and in all of them, I had all the folders of MiKTeX, from what it seemed to me. And, And, in every single time, I got those errors.

In the error message of the pop-up, it mentioned a log file. After I installed MiKTeX for the first 2-3 times, where everything seemed to be installed, I went to that log file, and it was empty.

I don't know if the installation happened successfully in the previous times, since I got the same errors every single time, but now, I'm sure that it didn't.

Now, the only folders & files that I have are:

  1. miktex
    1. config
      1. setup-2016-11-17-16-06.log which you can view here

As opposed, like I said, to all of the folders that were installed, that seemed to be like they are all of what should be after a successful installation - folders like pdflatex and others.

How can I fix this?

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! MiKTeX has been undergoing some refactoring and this seems to have generated a few issues. Try taking the latest version of the installer from miktex.org/download and trying again if that doesn't work maybe you should check recent bugs for overlap with your problem or consider filing a bug report yourself (especially if you can replicate this on multiple machines). – Dai Bowen Nov 17 '16 at 15:55
  • If there's urgency you could always try installing TeXLive instead. – Dai Bowen Nov 17 '16 at 15:57
  • @DaiBowen Thank you. :) I did take latest version. I'll check the recent bugs. Thanks for the information. :) TeXLive won't help me, since I'm trying to install MiKTeX to get LyX working, but thanks for the recommendation. I wasn't familiar with it. – Gal Grünfeld Nov 17 '16 at 16:04
  • (A bit off-topic) I'm neither a LyX nor (very much) a TeXLive user but I'd be very surprised if TeXLive didn't do the job for LyX. wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows seems to suggest MiKTeX or TeXLive is fine. – Dai Bowen Nov 17 '16 at 16:08
  • Does this problem still present itself with the latest version of the MiKTeX installer? – Dai Bowen Jan 29 '17 at 15:40