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:''{{Warning|This article is about using '''outdated''' pre-built installers of Octave for Windows; for current instructions, see [[Octave for Microsoft Windows]].''}}
=Older version instructions=
==Older MXE builds==
 
===Octave-4.4.1===
In Octave 4.4.1, the {{Path|post_install.bat}} file was not available for the 7z/Zip archives. After unzipping the package and creating shortcuts, the user is required to first run the {{Path|fc_update.bat}} file to rebuild the font cache and reduce first time plotting delays, and then run 'pkg rebuild' from the Octave command line to make the pre-installed packages available to the system.
 
 
===Octave-4.4.0===
In addition to the post-install instructions above for Octave 4.4.1, in Octave 4.4.0 the shortcuts start the command line interface, not the graphical user interface, by default. The user needs to add --force-gui to any manual shortcuts to start Octave with the GUI. (Right-click on the shortcut, select Properties, and add --force-gui to the end of the Target field.) Later versions reverted back to the previous behavior where graphical user interface runs by default.
===Octave-4.2.0-4.2.2===
The instructions for Octave 4.2.0 - 4.2.2 are the same as for Octave 4.4.0 above. However, note that version 4.2.0 has a bug that prevents it from automatically retrieving packages from the [https://octave.sourceforge.io/packages.php Octave Forge website] for installation or updates. Manual package installation is necessary with this version to update or install new packages on Windows.
To manually install a new or updated package version, the package file can be downloaded from the [https://octave.sourceforge.io/packages.php Octave Forge website] to the working directory and can be installed using:
>> pkg install package_file_name.tar.gz
 
===Octave-4.0.3===
Note that this is not a enterprise-level SDK, so don't try to start an enterprise with it.
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