ok, here is the deal i am new to doing this but fairly smart
running windows 7
apache is working with php for sure as I created the test.php and it spit out the php info
my old htmlcss.html (web page) file opens in the document root directory and externally using the web url. ( which I am going to be changing to the wordpress , which is what caused this question ) so i know that apache is runing properly
mysql>create database databasexyz;
mysql> CREATE USER 'userxyz'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'passxyz';
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dataxyz.* TO 'userxyz'@'localhost'
-> WITH GRANT OPTION;
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
went to the wp-config.php ( opened with notepad)
located in the documentroot directory specified by apache httpd.conf
edited the following lines
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
(generated my keys copied and pasted in)
$table_prefix = 'wp_';
define ('WPLANG', 'en');
saved all of my files to the document root directory (minus the wordpress folder)
then tried to open the install.php file under wp-admin
"http 500 internal service error"
What Have I done Wrong Here? or do you need more information.