How do you change the root password for your MySQL server service via xampp and also, how do you change the password of the root user in phpMyAdmin? I kept searching for my.ini but I'm not able to find it. I just got my xampp version so I assume it's the latest. Thank you.
Does your xampp installation work? Are all your demo apps and tools accessible/displayed properly(no ugly scattered source code anywhere)?
Access <Security> in the nav bar, and find the hyperlink http://localhost/security/xamppsecurity.php. Click. Once you set a password, you can ause it to access MySQL through phpMyAdmin screen. YOu can change your password from within MySQL for MySQL as well.