Jun 1, 2008

How to install MySQL Server 5.0.51a on Windows Vista


Installing MySQL Server 5.0.51a on Windows Vista

  1. Use mysql-essential-5.0.51a-win32.msi
  2. Download and run Resource Hacker http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
  3. Open ...\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\MySQLInstanceConfig.exe with Resource Hacker
  4. Navigate to 24\1\1033
  5. Delete all text in the window
  6. Press "Compile script"
  7. Exit Resource Hacker and save the result (overwrite the initial MySQLInstanceConfig.exe)
  8. Now MySQLInstanceConfig.exe should start normally.