Compilation problem with miktex 2.9 on windows 8.1

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It looks like the pdflatex executable is not found. You need to configure your LaTeX editor and tell it where MikTeX is installed, or add MikTeX to the PATH variable.

Here's a toturial on how to add MikTeX to your PATH variable. It should also work for the non-portable version of MikTeX.

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Updated on October 23, 2020

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  • coliasso
    coliasso about 3 years

    I install MikTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8.1 but compilation always fails. Which version of MikTeX is compatible with Windows 8.1?

    when i launch a document compilation, i always have the error message below

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    • Johannes_B
      Johannes_B about 8 years
      Welcome, you say the compilation fails, do you mean the document preparation or installation of MikTeX? If the first, you just have faulty code.
    • Joseph Wright
      Joseph Wright about 8 years
      There is in general no issue with Win8.1 and MiKTeX 2.9: we will need to see some specific details to help.
    • Ulrike Fischer
      Ulrike Fischer about 8 years
      miktex 2.9 works fine in windows 8.1 (and window 10).
    • Fritz
      Fritz about 8 years
      Looks like the pdflatex executable is not found. You need to configure your LaTeX editor and tell it where MikTeX is installed, or add MikTeX to the PATH variable. However, I have no idea which editor it is (TeXMaker? TeXStudio?), so I can't really help you with that.
    • Fritz
      Fritz about 8 years
      @coliasso: You should use the comment function to answer to commends. The answer button is just for answering your question.
    • coliasso
      coliasso about 8 years
      ok, sorry. It is because I'm new user on this forum
    • Martin Schröder
      Martin Schröder about 8 years
      Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format.
    • Fritz
      Fritz about 8 years
      Possible duplicate of Setting up MiKTeX and TeXworks
  • coliasso
    coliasso about 8 years
    I have read and the tutorial indicated above,
  • coliasso
    coliasso about 8 years
    I have read and the tutorial indicated above, at the step where I would had to paste a path at the PATH location, it wasn't possible (pasting there wasn't allowed); thus, my problem persists.
  • Fritz
    Fritz about 8 years
    @coliasso: What do you mean by "pasting there was not allowed"? Can you not write anything there? Or is it just pasting that doesn't work?
  • coliasso
    coliasso about 8 years
    I can't paste, nor write there
  • Fritz
    Fritz about 8 years
    @coliasso Then that seems to be a problem with your setup (assuming you clicked the right things). I can't really say what the problem might be. However, if you are the administrator of your PC, you could also use the "Edit the system environment variables" dialog and add MikTeX to the System-wide PATH variable, instead of the one for your own user account.