MetaTrader 5 Help

Platform Installation

Platform Installation

To install the trading platform download the mt5setup.exe installer and run it.

  • This is a web installer. This means that most of the components will be downloaded from the Internet during installation.
  • The installer determines the bit characteristics of the operating system and installs the appropriate version of the platform;
  • To install the 32-bit version in a 64-bit operating system, start the installer with the /32 key. For example, c:\>mt5setup.exe /32.
  • The platform can run under Microsoft Windows XP SP3 SP3/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/10. A processor with SSE2 support (Pentium 4/Athlon 64 or higher) is also required. Other hardware requirements depend on specific platform use conditions — load from running MQL5 applications, number of active instruments and charts, etc.

Review the software description and the end-user license agreement. If you agree with all terms of the agreement, click on the "Next" button. If you do not agree with the Agreement, exit the installation program.

A click on "Next" starts the background download of the platform distribution package from one of the developer's servers. A server that is closest to the user is chosen for downloading.

Follow the wizard step to install the platform

Click "Settings" to select installation options:

  • Installation folder — the directory you want to install the trading platform to. You can specify a different directory, by setting the path to it manually, or by clicking the "Browse" button.
  • Program group — the name of the program group that will be created in the Start menu.
  • Open MQL5.community — open the most popular traders' community website after installation. MQL5.community features multiple useful services, from automated copy trading to the possibility of purchasing ready-made trading robots from the Market and running them 24/7 on a virtual platform.
  • The platform can be installed over an existing one. All the previous platform settings are preserved, except for the default profiles and templates, and the standard set of MQL5-programs.
  • If you need to work with multiple accounts simultaneously, install the appropriate number of platforms in different directories.

Click "Next" to start the installation. When finished, click "Finish" and run the platform.