Okay this is weird, I've used MAMP before and a local install and didn't have any issues, this time I do.
Gone through this
But when it gets to the point of opening the Start page in MAMP I just get an error in my browsers(all of them) "could not find localhost:8888"
I've tried a few other suggested ports that I found in the forums. I am only using the stock settings of MAMP now. I had heard that there could be a DNS problem, so I disconnected the WIFI and I don't even get the error, just a notice I'm not online.
And my system and browsers are completely up to date.