In the MikTeX site, the prerequisites for MikTeX version 21.2 are listed as follows:


MiKTeX prerequisites Windows

MiKTeX for Windows requires one of the following Windows operating systems:

Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Windows 8/8.1 (all editions except RT)
Windows Server 2012

Windows 7 was not listed.

But in CTAN, Windows 7 is still listed as working with MikTeX 21.2:


Was the listing of Windows 7 in CTAN a misprint, or was it un-updated info?

My question is whether MikTeX 21.2 works under Windows 7.

Thank you.

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    Welcome to TeX SX! I'm running MiKTeX under Win 7 Pro, and I can guarantee I have no problem. – Bernard Mar 20 at 22:02
  • Do you run the latest version 21.2 of MikTeX on Windows 7 ? Thanks. – Luke V Mar 22 at 2:43
  • Yes, absolutely. – Bernard Mar 22 at 10:03
  • @Bernard - Great. Thank you very much. I hesitated to upgrade MikTeX from 2.9 to 21.2 on my old Dell laptop running Windows 7 (not Pro), since I was concerned about wasting time to uninstall 21.2 to reinstall 2.9. – Luke V Mar 23 at 11:05

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