Hi everyone I was recently having problems setting up wordpress on my home PC to use as a development enviroment. I had a post on it I managed to resolve the problem by doing some deep digging.
Bascially after clicking submit on step one it was timing out. I eventually came to the conclusion that it was because I had no SMTP service setup on the machine with my xampp install and that it was trying to email me activation. I was able to change the wp_install function from the generation of a random password to my own password and have no problems now logging in but the install timed out.
My concern is that if you need an active SMTP services to install why isnt that listed in the requirments anywhere. Would have saved me alotta trouble.