Installing Lyx and Miktex2.9. for Windows 10

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Tue Jul 21 19:41:10 UTC 2020

On 7/21/20 2:01 PM, Mike Reeks wrote:
> Dear lyx users, I need your help.
> Can you advise me on the best way to install these  2 programs  and
> explain the error  I get using  the versions of Miktex2.9 and lyx
> 2.3.5 I have installed. I have  downloaded 
> basic-miktex-20.6.29-x64.exe and then run the basic miktex installer
> (64 bit) version. I have followed that by installing lyx 2.3.5 using
> the lyx basic installer for windows 7 and later.
> Before proceeding further there was  a cautionary note saying I need
> to instal  a Tex distribution. I assume that this would be satisfied  
> if have installed Miktex correctly. I then followed the wizard 
> installation 2.3.52. I missed the start menu request as I don’t know
> what choice to make. I have a problem when I get to latex
> distribution, because there is a reference to the file latex.exe and
> request for its path. I have ticked ‘Dont use latex’ and then ticked
> instal. 
You will need to give the installer the path to the latex.exe binary
installed by MiKTeX. I'm not sure why it's not being auto-detected. It
usually is.


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