MiKTeX requires one of the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8/8.1 (all editions except RT)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3; only partially supported:
    • TeXworks will not work (see #2425)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2

Please note that MiKTeX does not work on legacy Windows platforms (Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000).