thanks a lot for all the rapid answers,
I am done with the install process, unfortunately I the WP install does not work :
I have my XAMPP folder under C:
I have my WordPress folder under xampplite/htdocs/wordpress
When I type : http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php in my browser this is the message I am getting:
Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.
Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
Are you sure that the database server is running?
If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.
I understand this something I have probably done wrong with the wp-config file, this is what it reads at the minute :
/ ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** 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. */
So I expect this has something to do with either my config file or Xampp ? Anyone's got an idea ?>
thanks a lot again ! :D