I used to have a local WordPress site running under Vista. I never tried it under Win7 after I uploaded my site on a commercial server. But now I have a need to install and run WordPress locally and so far my installation under Win8 failed miserably.
I downloaded and installed the newest version of MySQL (5.5.29), installed the newest version of XAMP and have WordPress waiting.
My problem: I cannot access my MySQL database via http://localhost/xampp/index.php and then selecting phpAdmin to set up the database for access by WordPress.
That's the error message I get no matter what account/PW or settings in config.inc.php I use:
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
W/o that access to MySQL via the XAMP/phpAdmin I am stuck.
Why is MySQL refusing access?
Is there another way to get WordPress running?
I hope somebody has a solution for this puzzle?!