Install on Windows

Updated 4 years ago
This page shows old instructions for MuseScore 2.
For MuseScore 4 users, see Install on Windows.


    If you're on Windows 10, MuseScore can be installed from the Windows Store. Clicking here will open Musescore's page in the Store app. There you will only have to click Get the app > and MuseScore will be downloaded and installed.

    Otherwise you can get the Windows installer from the download page of the MuseScore website. Click on the link to start the download. Your Internet browser will ask you to confirm that you want to download this file. Click Save File.

    When the download finishes, double-click on the file to start the installation. Windows may prompt you with a security window to confirm this before running the software. Click Run to continue, you'll then briefly see

    Preparing to install

    followed by

    Computing space requirements

    In case you don't see this installer window but something else, it's possible that the .msi extension is not associated with msiexec.exe. Either you can fix the association, or download and use the portable version of MuseScore instead.

    Continuing you'll see

    Welcome to the MuseScore 2 Setup Wizard

    If you click Cancel, here or later, you'll see:

    MuseScore 2 Setup Wizard was interrupted

    If instead you click Next to continue, the setup wizard displays the terms of the free software license.

    End-User License Agreement

    Read the terms of the license, make sure the box next to "I accept the terms in the License Agreement" is checked, and click Next to continue. Next the installer will ask you to confirm the location in which to install MuseScore.

    Destination Folder

    If you are installing a newer version of MuseScore but still want to keep the old version on your computer, then you should change the folder (note that MuseScore 2 can coexist with MuseScore 1 with no changes needed). Otherwise click Next to continue.

    Ready to install MuseScore 2

    Click Install to continue.

    Give the setup wizard a few minutes to install the necessary files and configurations. You'll see

    Installing MuseScore 2, progress

    and finally

    Completed the MuseScore 2 Setup Wizard

    Click Finish to exit the installer. You may delete the installer file you downloaded.

    Start MuseScore

    To start MuseScore, from the menu, select StartAll ProgramsMuseScore 2MuseScore 2.


    You can uninstall MuseScore from the menu by selecting StartAll ProgramsMuseScore 2Uninstall MuseScore; or via Windows' Control Panel. Note that this will not remove your scores nor your MuseScore settings.


    On Windows XP and Vista, the installer might be blocked by the system. If you don't manage to install MuseScore, right click the downloaded file and click Properties. If there is a message "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer", click on "Unblock", "OK" and double click on the downloaded file again.

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