On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 20:11:57 -0600, Aradenatorix Veckhôm Avecælus stated: >Well, I stopped using MikTeX some years ago, with windows 8 because I >used biber and the binary was not included then in the 64-bit MikTeX. > >However in the course of time I have had to collaborate with Windows >users that use MikTeX and anyway we have had problems. A couple of >weeks ago I attempted to install the latest version of MikTeX, it >seems there is no distinction between 32 and 64 bits. However the >document we are working on couldn't be built because it includes some >packages that are outside the basic installation by default and there >seems to be an error with the MikTeX servers that prevented connecting >and updating. > >I found in TeX SE the same error in May and as I haven't seen any >solution beyond waiting, I chose to uninstall MikTeX and try TeXlive >in Windows, however even when I uninstalled MikTeX I realized that in >Program Files are kept intact the folders of the installation. I don't >know if I should manually delete the MikTex folder there, by the >moment I have chosen to keep it, however I think that if you uninstall >MikTeX is because you don't want to keep installed the TeX >infrastructure there, in any case the uninstaller should have options >to decide. > >Finally in another recent case I have a person who requires to use >JabReF and a plugin called bibtex4Word which in turn requires an >installation of MikTeX. But I didn't want to proceed because I don't >know if the problem with the server has been solved or if it's better >to wait. > >It would be very useful to be able to understand what is happening with >MikteX and how it works now in order to avoid these problems, regards.
I have experienced problems in the past too. I assume you have installed MikTex for all users. In any case, you will need to log in as an administrator and then delete the MikTex folder. If you have a program like McAfee installed, run the registry cleaner too remove any entires that reference MikTex. Now, reboot your system and install MikTex. Now, depending on your system, I would go to the <https://miktex.org/download> page and click on "All Downloads". Then choose either the "Net Installer" 32 bit or 64 bit file. I prefer it over the "Basic Installer" package; however, YMMV. The "net" package gets the latest program versions. Good Luck! -- Gerard _______________________________________________ Q: How can I leave the mailing list? A: See https://miktex.org/faq/how-can-i-leave-the-mailing-list