Since leaving the password blank is a bandaid-fix at best (since it's really insecure)- I present you with what
you have to do to get rid of the annoying pop-up while still having a password:REAL SOLUTION:
1.Open up WinMySQL (if it instantly closes the window - rightclick the trayicon and select "Show Me").
2.Goto "my.ini setup". and move
the two lines "user=root" and "password=pass" from where they are initially (red
up to the [mysqld] section (green
means copy&pasting those lines and deleting the old ones in case I wasn't clear enough)
#language=C:/xampp/mysql/share/your language directory
#slow query log#=
3. Click "Save Modification".
Strangely enough that's all you have to do. When you just copy those two lines from the 2nd section to the first one
you get rid of the popup and yet still retain a password.
Original source:http://www.eurostern24.de/xampp-access- ... ibmysqldll