So I had just spent the whole day following "tutorials" on how to set up mysql/php/apache, and nothing worked so I decided to give this out-of-the-box xampp thing a try. It installed great on my windows 7 system, and I installed the apache and mysql services without receiving any errors. However, when I go to localhost/phpmyadmin I get the following error:
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
I couldn't find any solutions to this. Other than installing XAMPP I haven't changed any settings. Is there some installation step I'm missing??