my sql user and paswword

Hi ,
I downloaded and unzipped to a folder.
but not able to connect to it .
at command prompt tried mysql -u root - p admin
It says invalid crednitails.
pls advise some guidlines to start with mysql, like creating a new user and password and connecting to it and create tables
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Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
The command you entered is trying to connect to a machine named "admin". Is that your machine's name and will it resolve to that? Try entering the following command:

mysql -u root -p localhost

Enter your password at the prompt and see if that works.
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
If you just installed it, it has no password, so simply use this:
mysql -u root

Here's the man page for creating a password for the root user:

You need to set up initially for MySQL (run only one time after installing MySQL) using the following command:
sudo /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation
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santomAuthor Commented:
I am using mysql in windows.

I tried this : mysql -u root -p localhost it as
        It asks for password i just unzipped i did not set any password. what password i have to use.?

I also tried : mysql -u root  -- this gives can not connect to mysql server.

Pls advise in detail to connect to MYsqll server.
Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
How about trying this (logging in without a password):

mysql -u root localhost

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If that doesn't work, then I am not sure what to do.  If you installed MySQL using the installer from Oracle's site, it should have prompted you during install to set a password for the root account.

Check out these instructions: MySQL 5.7 Post Installation Instructions
You forgot setting password for your MySQL root account when the installer finishes.

If you have never set a root password for MySQL server, the server does not require a password at all for connecting as root. To setup root password for first time, use mysqladmin command at shell prompt as follows:
$ mysqladmin -u root password NEWPASSWORD

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santomAuthor Commented:
By following above link steps abel to setup tx
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