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I was not able to download miktex on my windows computer. I was given this error message:

An error occurred:
  source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
  source line: 166
  message: The executed process did not succeed.
  info: fileName="C:\Users\Hector\Documents\Miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe", exitCode="-1073741701"

What can I do to download miktex? Better yet, what does the error mean?

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  • Download it from here: miktex.org/download and make sure that the file is not corrupted before install.
    – Sigur
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 0:33
  • I tried downloading at this website: miktex.org/download It did not work. I get the same error: An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp source line: 166 message: The executed process did not succeed. info: fileName="C:\Users\Hector\Documents\Miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe", exitCode="-1073741701" I am using trying to download this file:basic-miktex-2.9.6615-x64.exe Is there something wrong with this file? Should it be updated to fix this error?
    – hector
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 0:55
  • Doesn't look like you are doing anything wrong. So, I suggest that instead of the installer you are using, get the "portable" version of MikTeX, and install to where you are already trying to install. First remove any partial installation. Why I say this: MikTeX installation errors appear from time to time, but it seems that the portable version is less likely to cause an error.
    – user139954
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 3:35
  • i was trying to download miktex but its showing failure. any way to download please suggest Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 17:09

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You can download the needed installers listed from below link from CTAN. This link provides source, installers and portable setup also.

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  • Better show a link to the homepage of MiKTeX because there you will find the current version of MiKTeX, the version on ctan is from Mai 2019 only ... Welcome to TeX.SE!
    – Mensch
    Commented Jan 29, 2020 at 9:46
  • Thanks @Mensch .. I tried using the homepage of MikTex only.. it failed while downloading in between.. And I checked the version available on CTAN, it has latest versions i.e. ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/setup/windows-x64 You just have to manually browse the directories as per your OS distribution requirements
    – Shailendra
    Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 14:06

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