MinGW Installation Guide - Windows

Download MinGW installer from here.


Important! Before running the MinGW installer disable any running antivirus and firewall. Afterwards run MinGW installer as Administrator.

Follow the installation wizard clicking Continue.

After the installation procedure is completed MinGW Installation Manager is opened.

In tree navigation on the left side of window select All Packages > MSYS like is shown in figure below.

MinGW tree menu

On the right side of window, search for packages msys-make and msys-bash. Right click on each package and select Mark for installation from context menu.

Next click on the Installation in top menu and select Apply Changes and again Apply.

The last thing is to add binaries to system variables. Go to Control panel > System and Security > System and click on Advanced system settings. Then click on Environment Variables… button and on list in new window mark entry with variable Path. Next, click on Edit… button and create new entry with value equal to: <MinGW_install_path>\msys\1.0\bin (by default it is: C:\MinGW\msys\1.0\bin). Click OK on every window.

That’s it! You are ready to contribute to our project!