Exactly what I am saying my friend.
Undo all that you have installed k, maybe even restart just to be safe.
Next, on the tutorial page I provided above, there is a link to the CORRECT XAMPP.exe version you need to properly run Magento, directly under the video. I might need to move that link above the video or up the font-size but its there.
Once you have downloaded it, simply install it, and ALL localhost services (apache, php, mysql) will be installed on your windows.
XAMPP stands for X = Linux or Windows or Mac OS X or Solaris A = Apache M = MySQL. P = PHP P = Perl.
Once you have installed XAMPP go to:
Here you will see a file called “hosts”, open it with any text editor of your choice and go to the bottom of the file and add this:
and save the file. (make sure you overwrite the original hosts file, an not just save it as a txt file by mistake)
Great now if you open up your browser and go to http://www.localhost.com, you should see a XAMPP greeting, choose your language and you will see all the tools such as phpMyadmin that came installed with xampp.
Next, I don’t like to install my localhost Magento copy via Magento downloader in windows, but you can try it again now that you have XAMPP installed see if it works for ya.
What I prefer to do is go to:
and download the FULL Magent .zip (same for sample data, if you prefer to install it.)
From here, the video should take care of the rest showing you were to extract your zip and how to complete the Magento install.
Magneto is built to be ran on Linux, Microsoft is not Linux, therefor I don’t care how many times they tell me no need for Linux localhost in windows 7… I will always install Apache.. end of story.
I really hope this helps man!