TeX on Windows?

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue May 25 12:19:03 CEST 2021

> Unfortunately such a folder I could not find! He told me
> TexnicCenter is frozen for 6-7 years already but he still uses it
> because he prefers the interface. 

Well that is one of the problems. People stick to old, unmaintained
software and then complain when new software no longer fits. 

> I searched for the MikTex "bin" folder  but found no trace of these new files I downloaded and installed yesterday,

Normally you should have something from miktex in your start menu.
You can also try 

   where miktex-pdftex

in a command line window. 

The windows search is normally also quite good at finding files. 

If you installed miktex without admin rights, the files are in your
user folder, normally in 


> I have been blissfully unaware of how frustrating it can be for a nonexpert to install a free TeX distribution with present resources available.
> How can TeX expect to survive with such obstacles? What is it that I am missing?

Many people install miktex or texlive without any problems. 

You have special problems because you seem to have a special
computer (attached to an university, perhaps with special rights),
you seem to have an old miktex around, and perhaps also another tex

You will have to find someone local who understand this and can sort
it out. 

> Every year I get a TUG DVD, but my laptop does not have a DVD/CD reader of course..

An external dvd reader costs around 20 euro. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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