These are the exact instructions to upgrade MySQL to version 8 on Largon v.4.0.16 on Windows 10 1909 x64. If you have already ran Mysql in Laragon you can skip to step 3.
BACK UP YOUR DATA FILE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!Install Laragon Click Start All. This will create the mysql folder and files at C:\laragon\data\mysql Stop Laragon. Go to Quick Add Configuration (Menu->Tools->Quick add->Configuration) Uncomment the mysql-8.0 (Line 12, delete # sign) Edit the mysql version to current version. (Change mysql-8.0.13-winx64.zip TO mysql-8.0.20-winx64.zip ) Save & Close file Go back to Quick Add and select mysql-8.0. Download will start. After download, go to Menu->Mysql->Version and select mysql-8.0.20-winx64 Rename C:\laragon\data\mysql to C:\laragon\data\mysql-8 (BACK UP THE mysql FOLDER FIRST!!!!!) Click Start All Button If you get VCRUNTIME140_1 error, install updated Microsoft Visual C++ from https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe Stop Laragon. Restart Laragon If Windows Firewall opens give permissions for mysql ALL DONE!