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26.1.4. Installing MyODBC from a Binary Distribution on Windows

To install MyODBC on Windows, you should download the appropriate distribution file from, unpack it, and execute the MyODBC-VERSION.exe file.

On Windows, you may get the following error when trying to install the older MyODBC 2.50 driver:

An error occurred while copying C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFC30.DLL. Restart
Windows and try installing again (before running any applications
which use ODBC)

The problem is that some other program is using ODBC. Because of how Windows is designed, you may not be able in this case to install new ODBC drivers with Microsoft's ODBC setup program. In most cases, you can continue by pressing Ignore to copy the rest of the MyODBC files and the final installation should still work. If it doesn't, the solution is to re-boot your computer in “safe mode.” Choose safe mode by pressing F8 just before your machine starts Windows during re-booting, install MyODBC, and re-boot to normal mode.

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