After downloading and installing MiKTeX, I went on to download LyX.
I was then prompted to choose the path for my LaTeX distribution. I chose the path to where my MiKTeX is supposed to store its latex.exe file, but I get the error message "The file latex.exe is not in the specified path."
After checking the path, I couldn't find latex.exe. I've uninstalled and installed LyX and MiKTeX several times in the past few hours, but nothing works.
I've gone through all the steps (which aren't too complicated) and it's becoming absurd!