I upgraded my localhost environment with the 3.5 and lost all my admin privileges. So I tried to manually add them straight into the database with phpmyadmin but no luck. From reading the forums about conflicts with plugins I did a complete reinstall of Wamp and a fresh wordpress installation with the default themes and no added plugins via me.
The installation I think is failing after I fill in my site title, name and password and hangs without completing. Refreshing the page will bring up a login that my password/name isn't recognised so I go back to the database and add myself there(followed this tutoiral http://www.dnawebagency.com/how-to-add-an-admin-user-to-the-wordpress-database )
I can publish a page but have no access to installing themes,plugins or menus and widgets. Is there a way to add these via the database tables? Bright side? My live site upgraded without a hitch.