[Tex/LaTex] Trouble installing and using TeXmaker with windows 10


So after the update to Windows 10, everything with my texmaker-miktex install was fine until a catastrophic crash meant I had to fresh install eveything. Now I'm getting:

"Could not start the command.
pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex"

whenever I try to compile. I've installed and re-installed miktex and texmaker (both 32 and 64 bit versions, in all permutations), checked that the pdflatex path is there and correct (cmd -> pdflatex returns "This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1 yadda yadda yadda), I've tried freeing up permission in my MikTeX folder and nothing has worked.

Anyone got any ideas?

Best Answer

I was having the exact same problem but then I updated MikTeX on my computer as an Admin and everything's been working fine since. You can find out how to update here if you're not sure http://miktex.org/howto/update-miktex

hope it works out for you :)