Install Mathematica on Windows


Mathematica is a computational software system for symbolic and numerical computation, data visualization, and programming. This article describes the overview of Mathematica, and how to install it on Windows devices.



Task: To install Mathematica on your Windows computer

The following instructions will install the required files on your computer to use Mathematica. This procedure only needs to be performed once, but it must be done on every individual computer on which you wish to use Mathematica.


Step 1 - Connect to the repository for the installation files from UNH Mathematica. This folder is accessible to all UNH account holders, but you may have to login with your UNH username and password to gain access.

Step 2 - Open the folder for Mathematica Windows. The currently licensed version is: 13

Step 3Download the .zip file to your local computer. Be sure to Download it. Do not Open it from the location.

Step 4 - Once the download has finished, locate the .zip archive. Typically it is in the Downloads folder in your user folder on the computer. Right-click on the .zip archive and select Extract All. Once extracted, you should see the installation files to continue the process.

Step 5 - Run the installation file by double-clicking it. Proceed through the installer and accept the default options.

Step 6 - When the installer is finished, launch the Mathematica application by selecting its icon from your Start Menu.

Step 7 - You will be prompted with a Wolfram Product Activation Dialog. Click the Other ways to activate button at the bottom.

Step 8 - Click the item named Connect to a network license server.

Step 9 - Enter as the name of the license server. And click the Activate button.

Step 10 - Review and accept the license agreement by clicking on the checkbox and clicking the OK button.


Using Mathematica

Because Maple much check out a license from the UNH license server each time it runs, you must be either on the UNH campus on a wired Ethernet connection or using the secure eduroam wireless network, or you must be connected to the USNH VPN service if using the software from off campus.

Once you have completed the installation and activation, you can run Mathematica by using the shortcuts in the Start Menu.


Assistance With Mathematica

If you require assistance using Mathematica, you can get help from the following:

  • The online Help built-in to Mathematica is available via the Help menu
  • The Mathematica Website 

Uninstalling Mathematica

If you wish to remove the Mathematica from your computer, you may do so via the Windows Add/Remove Programs Control Panel.

Step 1 - Search on your computer for "Add or Remove Programs" and Open it

Step 2 - Find the Mathematica item

Step 3 - Click the three-dot ellipsis and choose Uninstall or click the Remove button, if available


Further Readings

Mathematica on MAC OS X

Installing Mathematica on Linux

Mathematica Website 

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