[texhax] how do I run Tex Live 2015 on my Windows 8.1 computer?

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Jul 28 15:41:21 CEST 2015

On 28/07/2015 03:29, Thomas J. Buckholtz wrote:
> I competed the install process (as best I can determine).  For example, Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features gives me a means to “uninstall or change a program” and lists TeX Live 2015 as a program for which I can do an uninstall.
> Yet, I have been unable to find a way to run TeX Live 2015.  For example, there is no shortcut on my desktop.  There is no ‘tile’ on my start screen.
> (The start screen [details section] does tell me that I have a new app – Word-to-Latex.  I downloaded that earlier today.  It also automatically installed as a tab in ‘the ribbon’ in my version of Word.  I used word to create LaTEX output.)
> But I do not see anything related to TeX Live on the start screen or the details section of the start screen.
> What do I need to do to use the program?  Please give adequate detail (without jargon) – just a process I can follow easily.
> And, if possible, please let me know how to get an icon for the program into the desktop’s task bar.
> - Tom

As commented by others, TeX Live is a collection of command line tools.
On Windows, it installs the TeXworks editor: this is designed to be easy
to access for beginners.
Joseph Wright

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