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Upgrading Python binding of Apache MXNet from 0.9 to 0.10 on Windows 10 64-bit

This post is a continuation and somewhat a revision of  “Installing MXNet on Windows 10”

MXNet is evolving and recently there was a release of version 0.10

I want to share the upgrade process that worked for me on my Windows 10 machine. You can use this tutorial as installation tutorial of MXNet 0.10.1.

First, we will need to create a folder somewhere called mxnet-0.10

Then, lets go to and download two packages:

  1. VC14 – prebuildbase_win10_x64_vc14.7z
  2. GPU ( or CPU) pre-built package – at the moment of writing it was 20170704_mxnet_x64_vc14_gpu.7z

Unpack VC14 first in the mxnet-0.10 folder and after that do the same with the GPU archive.

If you are using GPU version of MXNet, you will need to add cuda libraries to the folder called 3rd party.

You can register at NVIDIA web-site and get required cuDNN  library for free. The file should be placed into:


Now in the root of the mxnet-0.10 folder look for a file called setupenv.cmd and run it as Administrator.

This execution of the .cmd file should adjust the PATH, and add MXNET_HOME environment variable.

MXNET_HOME should just point to the location of the mxnet-0.10 folder.

When all above is done, activate python 2.7 64-bit environment of your choice – conda, virtualenv or just system python.

Usually you do that by issuing command source activate [environment name] In my case, it is just source activate mxnet which I’ve created earlier using Anaconda Python 2.7 64bit installation.

Once the environment is active, go to the MXNET_HOME\python and run

python install

It should upgrade or install your MXNet package. Enjoy!

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