Support Package Installation Options

For both of the hardware support package installation options outlined below, users must have a supported release, operating system, and the required products. Consult each hardware support page for those details.

The Support Package Installer may advise you of additional dependencies and downloads during the installation process. Installation requires Internet connectivity.

Option 1: Using the Toolstrip

Launch the Support Package Installer from your version of MATLAB and navigate to the correct support package.

Get Support Package from Toolstrip

Option 2: Get Now Button (.mlpkginstall file*)

Get Support Package Now

Clicking the Get Support Package Now button provides the support package install file:
([filename].mlpkginstall)

There are several ways to initiate the Support Package Installer from these files:

  • Open the .mlpkginstall file directly from your Internet browser.
  • Download and save the file (the default option for some Internet browsers), and open it directly from your Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system.
  • Open the .mlpkginstall file directly from within MATLAB by navigating the Current Folder to the location of the downloaded file and double clicking it. That will initiate the installation for the MATLAB release that you have open.

The primary difference between using the .mlpkginstall file (option 2) rather than the toolstrip (option 1) to initiate support package installation is that the file allows the user to avoid the support package selection screen on the installer.

*These file types were introduced in MATLAB R2013a.

Users without an Internet connection can install support packages by following the instructions for downloading support packages on multiple computers.