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Troubleshooting Matlab Installation Issues in Windows 10

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, Since I have installed Windows 10 on my computer, I am unable to install any version of Matlab. None! I have tried different versions but none of them install on Windows 10. The computer also freezes so I have to use ctrl alt delete to get things working again. Please help me fix this. Thank you. “ - Richard Y., USA

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:a

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Matlab is an almost irreplaceable tool for many students and researchers in various fields. Not being able to use Matlab can be a very undesirable and unexpected occurrence. Here, we will do what we can to help you with this problem.

Problem

The Windows 10 computer freezes when trying to install Matlab. Other versions of Matlab are not installing either.

Solution

Here are some ways to fix the Matlab installation problem:

Matlab - Windows 10 - Cover -- WindowsWally

Look at The System Requirements of Matlab

As stated on the Matlab Answers Forum on 24 Aug 2015:

“MATLAB R2015a is supported on Windows 10.

Earlier releases of MATLAB are not supported and are not guaranteed to work on Windows 10.”

The R2016b version of Matlab seems to be available for 64 bit processors only. R2016a (and all later versions) have no 32 bit version. So, you will need to request them in order to download an earlier version. R2015b may be the last one that had a 32 bit version.

Try Installing The Latest Version of Matlab

Try installing the latest version of Matlab on Windows 10. Current versions only support a 64 bit processor but so does Windows 10. So, Matlab should work as long as you’re running Windows 10.

How To Tell If My Computer is 32 bit or 64 bit?

The 32 bit and 64 bit types are actually specifications of processor architecture. It is pretty easy to tell which one you have. Click here to learn how to find out if your computer is running a 32 bit or a 64 bit processor.

Still Can’t Install?

If you’re still having problems installing Matlab on Windows 10, then you can ask Matlab for assistance on their Forum or their Contact Us page.

Image: via Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia Commons

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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Windows Wally is a helpful guy. It’s just in his nature. It’s why he started a blog in the first place. He heard over and over how hard it was to find simple, plain-English solutions to Windows troubleshooting problems on the Internet. Enter: Windows Wally. Ask away, and he will answer.