Last answered:

05 Jun 2023

Posted on:

02 Jun 2023


path conflict and server configuration not installing when installing mysql

I tried installing MySQL and kept experiencing path conflicts. I uninstalled and deleted all the files related to MySQL and installed it again; still the same thing. I have gone through this process about five times now. The server configuration is also not downloading; I'm not sure if it is because of the path conflict issue or not. At one time, it installed without the server configuration when I opened the workbench. Please, I need help with this urgently. Thanks.

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Posted on:

05 Jun 2023


Hi Faith!
Thanks for reaching out.

To remove MySQL Workbench and Server from your Windows computer, you need to go through the following 4 steps (with no exception). Make sure you complete all of them to finish the operation successfully:

1) Uninstall MySQL from Control Panel/Programs and Features

2) Uninstall MySQL from the start menu/Firewall/Allow an App through Windows Firewall (if found there)

3) Remove all files from drive C:/ProgramData/MySQL (if this folder is hidden on your computer, you could search for %programdata% in the start menu)

4) Remove all files from the Windows registry. To complete this step, you need to search for regedit in the start menu. Then, remove all files from the MySQL folder in the regedit editor.

You must complete all steps from 1) to 4) before you can restart your computer and retry installing the MySQL Workbench and Server again.

Please, try with version 8.0.21. It should be installed without issues. The version works fine.

Hope this helps.

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