Is MATLAB compatible with Windows 10?

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What releases of MATLAB are supported on Windows 10? Will I be able to use MATLAB if I upgrade to Windows 10?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 18 Aug 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 2 Nov 2021
MATLAB R2015a and later is supported on Windows 10.
Earlier releases of MATLAB are not supported and are not guaranteed to work on Windows 10.
For more information, please see:
System Requirements:
Platform Road Map for the MATLAB and Simulink Product Families:
MathWorks does not currently distinguish between builds or branches of Windows 10 from a system requirements standpoint. MathWorks current approach is to continue to test and support what Microsoft indicates is a supported version, build, or branch of Windows. Conversely, we reserve the right to discontinue testing and support for versions, branches, or builds of Windows that Microsoft itself no longer supports.
Jean-Baptiste BOBO
Jean-Baptiste BOBO on 23 Nov 2017
I have seen on Microsoft website that a lot of MatLab versions were available on Microsoft 10 version 1703 (see ). Can someone has tried running MatLab v2012b on this version of Windows 10 ? Thanks

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Nick on 29 Jul 2015
I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 and can confirm that it is not possible to install either MATLAB R2015a or the Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 recommended for the MATLAB Compiler out of the box. The former fails with an error installing MVC++ 2005 Redistributable (x64), and the latter fails with a version error on .NET Framework 4.
As noted by Bjorn above, it may work for some, but be careful.
Stjepan_Stipetic Stipetic
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 19 Apr 2021
Hi. Today I verified that MEX compiler Matlab R2015b works on WIN 10 with Visual Studio 2015 installed. It did not work by performing default install of VS 2105 because C++ compiler support is not installed by default (file cl.exe is missing from \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\VC\bin). The solution is to do custom install with C++ support included.
The answer was found here and here.
Just to mention, I upgraded to WIN10 from WIN 7.1.

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Björn Skatt
Björn Skatt on 29 Jul 2015
I installed Matlab R2015A on the new Windows 10 Pro today. Matrix multiplication and some other small programs work fine. I compiled a standalone exe using the Matlab Compiler and the builtin lcc-win32. All ok. I am testing on an old machine, running 32-bit. I am looking forward to the word from the Mathworks Support Team. At least there is good hope.
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Karam on 29 Jul 2015
Thanks a lot for the info. Please keep us updated.

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Mohsen on 14 Dec 2015
I attempted to install 2007b. No problem with installation itself but when I attempt to run the program the logo comes for a second and it disappears. Same problem showed in Win7 too but there you could switch to Classic Theme. In Win10 it does not look possible to do that as there is no Classic Theme.
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Alexander Yampolsky
Alexander Yampolsky on 4 Apr 2020
Matlab 2007 runs on Windows 10 in Vindows Vista compatibility mode.

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Alain Mignault
Alain Mignault on 17 Dec 2015
Has anyone tried to install the most recent version of Windows 10 with an already installed version of Matlab R2015a on a Windows 7 patform?

Daniel Karlsson
Daniel Karlsson on 15 Feb 2016
I'm having problems running Neural Network training with parallel computing on Matlab 2015b and Windows 10. Output says "Calculation mode: Parallel with MEX Workers" when training, but it takes forever..
Task manager reports 25% cpu utilization on a single core, on win7 and 2015a I had full utilization.

Lydia Vega Ochoa
Lydia Vega Ochoa on 14 Mar 2016
I tried to install Matlab in my laptop, but I can´t. I have windows 10 and when I want to install it an error of compatibility appears. If anyone knows how to solve it, please tell me. I need it to study.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 28 Sep 2016
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 19 May 2021
You will not be able to install R2016a or later if you are using a 32 bit version of MS Windows.
You can update Windows 10 to 64 bit, but it might not exactly be fun to do...

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Hong ps
Hong ps on 28 Sep 2016
i cant install 2016b to win10
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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 28 Sep 2016
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 19 Apr 2021
Do you have a 32-bit installation of Windows 10? If so, the last release of MATLAB that was supported on 32-bit Windows was release R2015b.

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Hong ps
Hong ps on 28 Sep 2016

Shubham Patel
Shubham Patel on 12 Sep 2018
Yes, Even Matlab 2013b can be installed. If you want to use coder based toolboxes then 1. Uninstall any C++ redistributable 2010 2. Install .NET 4.0 3. Install Windows SDK 7.1 4. Install C++ Compiler for Windows SDK 7.1 separately It works fine.
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Julia on 27 Mar 2019
I installed Matlab 2013b on my window 10, without installing Windows SDK7.1.4, model is running and I can generate code without any problem. I checked my program files installed, found following program installed:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable(x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable -x64
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable(x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable(x86)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable(x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable(x86)
Is my setup ok for code generation? Must SDK 7.1 4. C++ Compiler be installed to let model runing and code-gen work correctly?

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lidiya john
lidiya john on 3 Oct 2018
Is MATLAB 2016a is compactable with windows 10, Do the mexing functionality will work, If mex will work what we need to install for that
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lidiya john
lidiya john on 3 Oct 2018
MATLAB 2016a is working with Windows 10 but the compact-able C++ compiler is not getting

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Dr. Rajni devi Jamwal
Dr. Rajni devi Jamwal on 13 May 2019
i have window 10 pro
download MATLAB R2019a
can it work on my laptop

Dr. Rajni devi Jamwal
Dr. Rajni devi Jamwal on 13 May 2019

Jan on 25 Jun 2019
I'm running R2009a/32&64 and the Windows SDK7.1 as compiler successfully under Windows 10.

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