On 17 April 2013 13:23, Earnie Boyd wrote:
On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM, Otto Hunt wrote:
> I have attempted to install MinGW on my Win 7 system (lots of ram - a fast
> system). I downloaded and ran mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe. The result is
> that, in the All Programs menu, MinGW is listed as a directory, but within
> that directory, only Uninstall mingw-get is present. In C:\MinGW\ is only
> bin, doc, include, lib, libexc, mingw32, share, and var. There is no msys.
> Please advise.

Change directory to C:\MinGW\bin ...

assuming that's where you installed mingw-get:
and execute the following commands.
You should never use mingw-get-inst for updating an already installed

mingw-get update
mingw-get install msys-core

That *won't* do it!  You need:

  mingw-get update
  mingw-get install msys-base

(Note that it's msys-base, *not* msys-core).