Check the System Requirements

To install a hardware support package, you must have a supported product release, along with the required operating system and base product.

View the hardware support package system requirements table and confirm you have:

  • A supported release
  • A supported operating system
  • The required base product

If you do not have a supported release or the required base product, you can get started with a free trial, or you can purchase products.

Continue with the Installation

After confirming you have the system requirements, proceed with either installation option listed below.

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 Support Package" Button (.mlpkginstall file*)

Get Support Package

Clicking the Get Support Package 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.