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→‎Installers for Microsoft Windows: note automatic post-install behavior (7.2.0 EXE installer) and suggest an install directory
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The easiest way to install GNU Octave on Microsoft Windows is by using [http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/ MXE] builds.  For the current release, both 32-bit and 64-bit installers and zip archived packages (.zip and .7z formats) can be found at https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html under the Windows tab.  
 
The easiest way to install GNU Octave on Microsoft Windows is by using [http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/ MXE] builds.  For the current release, both 32-bit and 64-bit installers and zip archived packages (.zip and .7z formats) can be found at https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html under the Windows tab.  
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* For executable (.exe) installers: the user can simply run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen installation prompts.  It is recommended that the installation path does not include spaces or non-ASCII characters.  Shortcuts to the program will be created automatically.
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* For executable (.exe) installers: the user can simply run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen installation prompts.  It is recommended that the installation path does not include non-ASCII characters.  The directory {{Path|%USERPROFILE%\GNU Octave\Octave-X.y.z}} is recommended to ease installing additional packages at a later date.  Shortcuts to the program will be created automatically and the post-install script will be run automatically.
    
* For the 7z/zip archives:  
 
* For the 7z/zip archives:  
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