I wanted install MySQL 5.7.1 (1st Milestone Release) on Windows 7 and test it out a bit, so I did, and since things didn’t go as smooth as expected, I thought I’d share my experience, in case anyone else runs into the same issues.
I downloaded the .msi (mysql-5.7.1-m11-winx64.msi) from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ (then click the “Developmental Releases” tab) and installed it following the prompts. That seemed to complete fine, which was great. However, that was it – and not in a good way. I mean, the “installer” basically only unpacked the files to a location.
I was expecting the “configuration” tool to run, but it didn’t. It was not installed, and not an option.
I quickly read through the 5.7.1 changelog and found the config tool is not part of the .msi anymore. You must now use the “MySQL Installer” if you want to …[Read more]