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    Just got a new lap top with Windows 7 and while reinstalling everything I had trouble installing WordPress. I couldn’t find a solution that worked for me. Finally messing around I solved it. I know this won’t solve everyone’s problem but it may help some.

    I followed all the directions to install WordPress into a testsite on wampserver2. But when I ran http://localhost/testsite/blog/wp-admin/install.php it said it couldn’t connect to the database.

    The database, user name and password were correct. They were correct in wp-config.php. The user had the correct privileges.

    I went into the mysql console and listed the users and their privileges. I noticed that the two records for root had one host as and the other localhost. But the user I created for wordpress had % as the host.

    I went into phpMyAdmin and changed the host from % to localhost. Now the installation program for WordPress is working.

    Hope this helps.

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