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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 9/8/2019.

Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original project, created to support the GCC compiler on Windows systems. It has forked it in 2007 in order to provide support for 64 bits and new APIs. It has since then gained widespread use and distribution.

To install MinGW-w64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install mingw

To upgrade MinGW-w64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade mingw


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'mingw'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = 'adb84b70094c0225dd30187ff995e311d19424b1eb8f60934c60e4903297f946'
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum64 = '853970527b5de4a55ec8ca4d3fd732c00ae1c69974cc930c82604396d43e79f8'
    $root = Join-Path "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" "install"
    New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $root | Out-Null
    $packageArgs = @{
    	packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    	unzipLocation = $root
    	url           = $url
    	url64bit      = $url64
    	checksum      = $checksum
    	checksumType  = 'sha256'
    	checksum64    = $checksum64
    	checksumType64= 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $("mingw32", "mingw64") | ForEach {
    	$bin = (Join-Path "$root" (Join-Path $_ "bin"))
    	If (Test-Path $bin) {
    		Install-ChocolateyPath $bin

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • The MinGW-w64 Project


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
MinGW-w64 7.3.0 787 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
MinGW-w64 6.4.0 9486 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
MinGW-w64 5.4.0 410 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
MinGW 5.3.0 103383 Sunday, February 14, 2016 approved
MinGW 4.9.3 708 Sunday, February 14, 2016 approved
MinGW 4.8.5 1161 Saturday, February 13, 2016 approved
MinGW 3751 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 approved
MinGW 12774 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 approved
MinGW 4.8.3 2149 Friday, October 17, 2014 approved
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