I'm new to XAMPP and I just installed it on my laptop with Vista Home Premium with User Account Control turned off. Also I don't set up any service. When I pushed the two buttons (Apache and MySQL) in the control panel, it seems both are running with green. However, when I tried to set up security password for MySQL in the security section, it doesn't allow me to set up username and password and it has a warning as follows:-
"MySQL server is not running or is blocked by a firewall!"
Even when I turned off my firewall, this message is still shown up. By the way, I haven't created any database at this time. Is there anything I have overlooked or is it not running because I don't set up as a service? Your help is appreciated. Thanks.