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I am trying to install magento at my local mechine. I am using Windows XP.
I perform following steps for magneto installation.
1-Download magento-220.127.116.11 from http://www.magentocommerce.com/download.
2- Un zip the magento-18.104.22.168 and place it in the www folder name is magento.
3- Create a database evs_magneto at phpmyadmin.
4- Then I got to http://localhost/magento/
5- It pass the License Agreement and Localization
6- It Configuration point I provide the datebase name. At that point I found a message under Base URL
Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://)