We have MySQL 5.5.58 sitting on a Windows 2008 R2 box.

I have downloaded the Installer from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ but nothing happens when I try and upgrade.

At the installer screen, I click on Upgrade and it says one of my products have upgrades available.

I click on catalog and it lists a bunch of Samples and Exercises.

Any suggestions?


  • MySQL 5.5 - EoL 2018 and Windows 2008 R2 - EoL 2020... why do you wish to do this? May 6 '21 at 12:19
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    I doubt that you can upgrade from 5.5.58 up to actual version directly. Test does 5.7.33 will upgrade, if true then perform 5.5.58->5.7.33->8.0.24, if not then 5.5.58->5.6.51->5.7.33->8.0.24.
    – Akina
    May 6 '21 at 12:24

You have to follow the upgrade path and follow the upgrade insructions

From 5.5 to 5.6


rom 5.6 to 5.7


And finally from 5.7 to 8.0


Ther you will find also the upgrade instructions

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