Installation Problem [SOLVED]

I attempted multiple times to install Audacity, and nothing happened at all. I tried to double-click on the downloaded exe file. Nothing. I have windows 8.1.

I tried with versions 2.0, 2.2 and 2.6.

We don’t make Audacity with those version numbers. Audacity versions have 3 digits. The current version is 2.0.6 which you can get from here: If you got it from somewhere else it may not be genuine Audacity.

The recommended version is the “Audacity 2.0.6 installer (.exe file, 22.9 MB, including help files) for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8” at the top of that page.

Yes, I apologize for leaving out the middle digit. The version I tried were 2.0, 2.0.2, and 2.0.6. Yet nothing worked. Please help.

You need to download from Audacity ® | Download for Windows. Click the text links. Do not click on download buttons because they are advertisements for other products.

If your mouse is flaky, try right-click over “audacity-win-2.0.6.exe”, and click “Open”. If you are not logged in as an administrator, right-click and choose “Run as administrator”.


Got it, thank you so much for your help!
(Not sure why it didn’t work the earlier times…?)