MSYS2 installer

One click installer for msys2

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MSYS2 is a software distro and building platform for Windows

At its core 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. It provides a bash shell, Autotools, revision control systems and the like for building native Windows applications using MinGW-w64 toolchains.

It features a package management system to provide easy installation of packages, Pacman. It brings many powerful features such as dependency resolution and simple complete system upgrades, as well as straight-forward package building.


Installation restrictions:

  • MSYS2 can't be installed on FAT* partitions.
  • Current MSYS2 can't be installed on Windows XP anymore.


  1. Download and run the installer - "x86_64" for 64-bit, "i686" for 32-bit Windows

  2. Click "Next"
    First screen of MSYS2 installation

  3. Enter Installation Folder (ASCII, no accents, spaces nor symlinks, short path)
    Second screen of MSYS2 installation

  4. Tick Run MSYS2 now
    Third screen of MSYS2 installation

  5. Update the package database and core system packages with:
    pacman -Syu
  6. If needed, close MSYS2, run it again from Start menu. Update the rest with:
    pacman -Su
    MSYS2 shell with pacman's output about system upgrade

  7. Now Pacman is fully committed to the Windows cause :)
    MSYS2 shell with pacman's output about package installation

  8. Take look at Detailed MSYS2 install guide for troubleshooting and additional details on how to keep your MSYS2 up-to-date.

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