[Tex/LaTex] Installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8


I'm about to have my students use LaTeX. I'm a Mac user, so a simple install of MacTeX is very straightforward.

I'm concerned about students installing MiKTeX on Windows 8 as the system requirements on miktex.org say:

MiKTeX 2.9 requires one of the following Windows operating systems:

Windows 7

Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (all editions except Starter Edition)

Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

So, OK to install on Windows 8? Any Windows 8 users out there using MiKTeX 2.9 successfully? If so, any installation suggestions I can share with my students?

Best Answer

As a number of users report, there are no problems with installing MiKTeX 2.9 in Windows 8.

Let me by the way point to some notorious caveats not related to Windows 8: