Updated 1 year ago
This page shows old instructions for MuseScore 1.
For MuseScore 4 users, see Installation.

MuseScore works on many different computer systems including, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.


You can get the Windows installer from the Download page of the MuseScore website. Click on the link to start the download. Your Internet browser will confirm that you want to download this file. Click "Save File".

When the download finishes double click on the file to start the installation. Windows may open a security window and ask you to confirm before running the software. Click "Run" to continue.


The installer recommends that you close all other applications before continuing. After you close the other applications click "Next" to continue.

The setup wizard displays the terms of the free software license which you may review. Click "I Agree" to continue.

Next it confirms the location for installing MuseScore. If you are installing a newer version of MuseScore but still want to keep the old version on your computer then you should change the folder. Otherwise click "Next" to continue.

Next it confirms the name for the MuseScore folder that appears in the Windows Start menu list of programs. Click "Install" to continue.

Give the setup wizard a few minutes to install the necessary files and configurations. When it is done click "Finish" to exit the installer. If you wish, you may now delete the installer file you downloaded.


Start MuseScore

To start MuseScore choose StartAll ProgramsMuseScoreMuseScore.

After several seconds MuseScore will open up to the demo score. Feel free to experiment with the demo score and get the feel of the program. Next you may want to create new score .


Advanced users: Silent or unattended install

You can install MuseScore silently with the following command
MuseScore-X.Y.exe /S /D=C:\Program Files\MuseScore
You can uninstall with
cd C:\Program Files\MuseScore
Uninstall.exe /S

Mac OS X


You will find the Mac dmg file on the Download page of the MuseScore website. Click on the link to start the download. When download is finished, the dmg file is automatically mounted on your desktop as "MuseScore-X.Y" and the installer appears.


Drag the MuseScore icon and drop it to the Applications folder icon. If you are not logged in as an administrator, Mac OS X will ask for a password: click "Authenticate" and enter your password to let Mac OS X copy MuseScore into your Application folder.
You can now launch MuseScore from Applications or SpotLight.


Just delete MuseScore from Applications folder.


Please see the Download page for instructions pertaining to MuseScore on Linux. Packages are provided for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and PCLinuxOS. Other distributions will require you to build the application from source. For instructions specific to Fedora see below.


  1. Import the GPG key:
    rpm --import
  2. Go to the download page of the MuseScore website. Click on the link for the stable Fedora download and choose the correct rpm package for your architecture
  3. Depending on your architecture, use one of the two sets of commands to install MuseScore
    • if for arch i386
      yum localinstall musescore-X.Y-1.fc10.i386.rpm
    • or if for arch x86_64
      yum localinstall musescore-X.Y-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm

If you have difficulty with sound, see Fedora 11 and sound .

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