I am a total newbie in the web design world and wanted to start with WordPress. I have Windows 7 x64.
I downloaded the wordpress file and read that I need PHP and MySQL. So I downloaded xampp, I ran as administrator but I got the following message:
"Important! Because an activated User Account Control on your system some functions of XAMPP are possibly restricted. With UAC please avoid to install XAMPP to C:\Program Files (x86) (missing write permissions). Or deactivate UAC with msconfig after this setup."
I clicked ok and continued to install Xampp on c:\xampp as suggested in another thread. It seemed to work so far, so when the xampp control panel opened I pressed on the start button on Apache and MySQL and they are running. But when I follow the instructions to install WordPress and try to open wp-admin/install.php in my browser it gives me that error:
"WordPress requires that your web server is running PHP. Your server does not have PHP installed, or PHP is turned off."
Thank you so much.