Install PostgreSQL on Windows

Published on Monday, May 25, 2015

PostgreSQL is an open source database platform which support multiple platforms: Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows.. etc.

The official website: PostgreSQL

Here we download the PostgreSQL Installer 9.4.2, which include pgAdmin that takes the similar role of SQL Server Management Studio.

We selected Win x86-64 package to download:

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Then we double click the setup package to start the installation:

1: First we saw VC++ distribute package installation window, we guess the PostgreSQL needs VC++ support ?

2: We see the setup window now:

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3: Set install directory:

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4: Set Data Directory (I guess this set data file storing folder ? )

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5: Set password for superuser, the defaul super user is postgres.

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6: set a port for the PostgreSQL listen on, just like SQL Server’s listening port:

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7: Set locale:

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8: Then the installation process started:

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9: Soon later we see the installing finish window, do NOT check on the checkbox, and finish entire installation.

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Now you can start to use PostgreSQL.