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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?

  • Download it from here: miktex.org/download and make sure that the file is not corrupted before install. – Sigur Feb 16 '18 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 Feb 16 '18 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 Feb 16 '18 at 3:35

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