How do I download MinGW for Windows 7 64-bit?

How do I download MinGW for Windows 7 64-bit?

Install the MinGW Tools for C/C++

  1. Log in to your regular user account.
  2. Download this MinGW folder and run it.
  3. Accept the default installation folder C:\MinGW.
  4. At the Select Component dialog, check the MSYS Basic System.
  5. Add the C:\MinGW\bin folder to your Windows Path variable.

How do I install MSYS2 on Windows 7?


  1. Download the installer: msys2-x86_64-20220319.exe.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. Enter your desired Installation Folder (short ASCII-only path on a NTFS volume, no accents, no spaces, no symlinks, no subst or network drives, no FAT).
  4. When done, tick Run MSYS2 now.
  5. Update the package database and base packages.

How do I download MinGW 64-bit?

About MinGW-w64 – for 32 and 64 bit Windows

  1. Click on the Download button on our website.
  2. Once the MinGW-w64 – for 32 and 64 bit Windows is downloaded click on it to start the setup process (assuming you are on a desktop computer).
  3. When the installation is finished you should be able to see and run the program.

Is MinGW available in 64-bit?

MinGW can be run either on the native Microsoft Windows platform, cross-hosted on Linux (or other Unix), or “cross-native” on Cygwin. Although programs produced under MinGW are 32-bit executables, they can be used both in 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows.

Is MinGW-w64 free?

Mingw-w64 is a free and open source software development environment to create Microsoft Windows PE applications.

Where can I download MinGW?

Downloading MinGW

  1. As soon as you click download button on mingw website The following page will open in your browser (from the web site).
  2. The following exe file will be downloaded with the name mingw-get-setup.exe.
  3. Click mingw-get-setup.exe.
  4. Click continue.
  5. Click continue.

How do I download Msys?

Installing MinGW/MSYS

  1. Select Save File when prompted.
  2. Open the downloaded exe.
  3. Click Yes when Windows asks if you want to allow it.
  4. Click Next > on the Welcome screen.
  5. Select Download and Install and click Next >
  6. Read the License Agreement and click I agree.

Is MSYS2 and MinGW same?

It is an independent rewrite of MSys, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software. Both 32-bit and 64-bit variants exist and receive mostly the same level of support.

How do I download a MinGW compiler?


  1. Click MinGW. The following page will appear in your browser (from the SourceForge web site).
  2. Click the Download mingw-get-setup.exe(86.5 kB) link.
  3. Move this file to a more permanent location, so that you can install MinGW (and reinstall it later, if necessary).
  4. Start the Installation instructions directly below.

Where do I download MinGW?