Windows 10 64 bit Installation 2019
|NOTE: You will need admin rights to your Windows to manage the installation process. If you don't have that, get somebody who does.|
This instruction was written 2019 April 13 and is intended to install Context Mark IV.
Step 1: Download and unzip the installer
Download context-setup-win64.zip onto your computer. It contains a folder called context, unzip/extract that folder to C:\, so the result is C:\context\.
Step 2: Use installer to get the ConTeXt Suite
Open Command promt. Do this by using Cortana: Search for cmd.exe. Right click on the search result and select "run as admin". Command prompt should be in C:\Users\MyUserName\ Type in cd.. -> Enter -> cd.. -> Enter Now you are at C:\ Type in cd context You are now at C:\context
Tpe in first-setup.bat -> Enter.
This should print out much output and take a while (5 mins). Check if there is a folder C:\context\tex If no such folder has been created, this step failed. (It failed for me using C:\Programme\context and I resolved it by using C:\context\
Step 3: Add ConTeXt to Windows search path
You will have to go to the system settings of your Windows and add you will have to add C:\context\tex\texmf-win64\bin (or C:\context\tex\texmf-mswin\bin for using context-setup-mswin.zip) to the search path (environment variable path under advanced system properties). If you are the only user on the computer needing ConTeXt, you can put it under user variables, otherwise add it to the existing search path listing.
Do this by: Right click on "Dieser PC" or "this PC" and select "Eigenschaften/Settings". Then on the left side, click on "erweiterte Systemeinstellungen/extended Settings".
In the small popup "Systemeigenschaften/System settings" select the slider "Erweitert/extended". Select the button "Umgebungsvariablen/environment variables".
Select PATH, lick on button "edit" and ad a new row with C:\context\tex\texmf-win64\bin.
After you've added the path to system settings, you have to reboot the computer. You can check that the path is there by opening command prompt and typing
If the resulting listing contains the address C:\context\tex\texmf-win64\bin (or C:\context\tex\texmf-mswin\bin for using context-setup-mswin.zip) , your computer knows where to find ConTeXt.