In this tutorial, I walk you through how to install MySQL Server 5.5 on a Windows Vista, which the process is pretty much the same for Windows Vista and Windows 7. I demonstrate how to configure your MySQL 5.5 server and I am using the Windows Installer of MySQL.
Where To Download MySQL 5.5 Server Installer for Windows
The first step you will need to do is to download the MySQL 5.5 Server Installer for Windows, which you can get from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/.
The next step is you’ll need to run the installer and configure your MySQL 5.5 Server.