Upgrade to MySQL 5.6 64-bit:

  1. UPGRADE Open Dental to the latest version
  2. May require: Tools > Misc Tools > Shutdown All Workstations
  3. CMD as admin
  4. Net stop MySQL
  5. CD “C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin”
  6. MYSQLD -remove
  7. Backup Live Databases
  8. Download and install 2010 C++ RedistMySQL 5.6 64-bit version. (defaults)
  9. Move “C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini” “c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6”
  10. CD “c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6”
  11. NOTEPAD my.ini
  12. Update “basedir” to read basedir=”C:/Program Files/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.6/”
  13. Exit
  14. Save
  15. mysqld –install
  16. Netstart MySQL
  17. CD “c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin”
  18. mysql_upgrade -u root -f
  19. net stop mysql
  20. net start mysql