Update MiKTeX packages to fix Windows LaTeX errors

Update MiKTeX packages to avoid issues with compiling documents. This is even true for a fresh MiKTeX install.

  1. Start → MiKTeX → Update (Admin) You might need to run this twice
  2. Start → MiKTeX → Package Manager (admin) → Repository → Synchronize

Anytime you get an unexpected error, try updating MiKTeX packages.

Alternative

Consider Windows Subsystem for Linux for compiling your LaTeX documents in Windows using a Microsoft-created Linux Windows Store Ubuntu app.

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //

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