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Download Products Without Installing

Download products without installing them immediately (either on the same or a different computer). This procedure is useful when you want to install MathWorks® products later, on one or more computers, either connected to the Internet or offline. You must be an administrator for a license linked with your MathWorks Account (this includes trial licenses).

Before you begin, see System Requirements for MATLAB.

After you download the installer and products, you can install MathWorks products from the download location at any time. If you are using a File Installation Key, make sure the downloaded product files include the installer file and are in a location that an off-network computer can access.

If the target computer is not connected to the Internet, install products following the procedure in Install Products Using File Installation Key.

Step 1. Download Installer and Product Files

Sign in to your MathWorks Account. If you have Two-Step Verification enabled (in your MathWorks Account), enter the verification code sent to your primary method.

  1. From the Downloads page on MathWorks, select the release and platform of the computer that you are using to download (not the target computer).

  2. Start the installer. When prompted to allow the app to make changes, answer Yes.

  3. If prompted again, sign in to your MathWorks Account and accept the MathWorks license agreement.

  4. From the installer, select Advanced Options > I want to download without installing.

Step 2. Select Destination Folder

Enter the path to the folder where you want to download the installer and product files.

When specifying a folder name:

  • You can use any alphanumeric character and some special characters, such as underscores.

  • You cannot use non-English characters.

  • Folder names cannot contain invalid characters and the destination cannot be named “private.”

The destination folder must be on an absolute path.

Step 3. Select Platform

Select the platform of the computer you are going to be installing MATLAB® on: Windows®, Linux®, or macOS.

You can select multiple platforms; during the download, you will get a separate folder for each platform.

Step 4. Select Products

The Product Selection list shows all the products available across all of your linked licenses.

  • To make a particular product available for installation on the target computer, check the box next to its name. MATLAB is selected by default.

  • If you do not want to have a particular product available for installation on the target computer, clear the check box next to its name.

  • If any of your selected products have a dependency on a product that was not selected, you will get a Product Dependencies warning and you will be asked to add the dependent products.

    Dependent products are optional and you can choose to add or not add them. However, while you are still able to install the selected products without dependent products, you may not be able to access all the functionality you require.

  • Required products must be installed.

When the software is installed, the products available for installation will depend on what is allowed on the license.

Step 5. Confirm Selections and Download

  1. Review the summary of your download choices. To change a setting, click the topic on the navigation bar. To proceed with the download, click Begin Download.

  2. When the download is complete, click Finish.

    The installer preselects the option to open a file browser to display the downloaded files after you click Finish. To not automatically open this folder, deselect Open Downloads Folder before you click Finish.

Step 6. Move Installer and Product Files

Copy the products files (including the installer file) to the target computer or an accessible location (for example, a USB drive or network share).

Verify that the folder containing the product files includes the following:

  • The installer file for the target platform in the root of the folder:

    • Windowssetup.exe

    • Linuxinstall

    • macOSInstallForMacOSX

  • An archives subfolder

    If the archives subfolder contains less than three files, you might be missing required files and must download the files again.

Next Steps

The procedure you follow depends on whether or not the target computer is connected to the Internet.

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