I attempted to migrate from a live server to localhost using WAMP on Win 7. This failed. I went a downloaded and installed a fresh copy of WP this morning. Went to phpMyAdmin and created the database and then created a user with password. I went to wp-config.php and entered these fields under 'DB_NAME' 'DB_USER' 'DB_PASSWORD' and 'DB_HOST' per the instructions. In my instance DB_USER = admin and 'DB_PASSWORD" = a string that I know is correct.
admin will not connect when I try to launch install.php. But I found that "root" with no password does work.
What have I missed!? Is it possible that only "root" works by design?