Trying to do the preparation to meet requirements of Wordpress. Issue is that I can't get MySQL installed.
Installed PHP and it went OK
When installing MySQL ran into this issue http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=50122
in which the instance configuration wizard fails (not responding) if you check the 'install as a service' box.
I managed to install MYSql without errors by unchecking that box as per these instructions...
I have the "same problem" in windows xp x64 sp2
The wizard gets stuck while starting the service.
*delete innodb folder and reinstall mysql
*run the setup wizard as you use to do
*UNCHECK install as a windows service
*install mysql as a service from a win shell
*set user and password from phpmyadmin or your favorite app
near bottom of previous link.
My issue might be solved by a completely different approach but if the above will work, I am stuck on the last 2 steps.