To install the trading platform download the mt5setup.exe installer and run it.
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.
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.
Click "Next" to start the installation. When finished, click "Finish" and run the platform.
You can use the /beta key for the terminal installation file, which allows downloading the beta version. In normal mode, the release version should be installed first, which can then be updated till a beta version. By skipping this step, you can save time and traffic. Installation start example:
To update an already installed platform up to beta build, navigate to Help — Check Desktop Updates — Latest Beta Version.