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  • I am trying to install wordpress in localhost via xampp in Vista computer. Apache and MySQL are running in the XAMPP control panel. all of the wordpress files are in htdocs\wordpress. Just in case, all the wordpress files are also in htdocs. I have no MySQL password. I have issued the following commands to MySQL.
    mysql-u root
    create database wordpress;
    grant all privileges on wordpress.* to root@localhost;

    mysql has not complained. I leave the mysql cmd window open. Should I?

    When I view http://localhost I see the lightTPD test page. I have tried everything I know how, to eliminate lightTPD from this computer.

    When I view http://localhost/wordpad I get Error 404.

    Can anyone suggest anything?

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