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I installed MinGW by using mingw-get-inst-20111118.exe and it works but it is very slow!

I don't want to install it online, I remember that I have previously installed MinGW and msys by using two files mingw.exe and msys.exe without using the internet and it was great, but now I cant repeat what I have done and I cant find a link to mingw.exe!

Please, I want a simple steps for better offline installation?


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I wrote myself a small aide-memoire the other day on how to update (or set up) my MinGW and MSYS installation for building 32 and 64 programs on Windows. I doesn't involve mingw-get so you may have to go fetch any additional stuff manually but I think it includes pretty much all you might need.

It goes like this:

MinGW Environment



Use the Posix threads sjlj version

  • Unzip the 32 bit version to eg c:\mingw
  • Unzip the 64 bit version over the top


  • Copy MSys directory from previous installation into c:\mingw\msys\1.0 or get an updated version from Sourceforge and unzip it.

eg: MSYS-20111123

Add c:\mingw\bin and c:\mingw\msys\1.0\bin to path

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