This machine is XP/32 bit OS
Note for Vista
For Windows Vista, you will want to do the following BEFORE
running the MSI installer to avoid problems starting MySQL service:
1- Disable the User Account Control
1a- Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User
1b- Go to Turn User Account Control On or Off
1c- Uncheck option to use UAC
2- Add port exception to both windows firewall and any third party
security suite firewall (like McAffee SecurityCenter)
2a- Go to Control Panel
2b- Click Allow a program through Windows Firewall
For Vista, MySQL Server Instance Wizard may halt before applying
security settings claiming service failed to start. However, this is
probably a bug with the wizard.
1- Cancel Wizard and Confirm service as started
1a- Go to Start, right-click Computer, Select Manage
1b- Go to Services and verify MySQL service status
2- Use MySQL Administrator to remove guest account and change root
password from blank to strong password.
NOTE: For Vista, C:\ProgramData is a special folder which is hidden
by default. To access the err file you must type path directly to
address bar at top of explorer window to list folder contents - C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL
- In Windows platforms, the MySQL server can be installed as a
Windows service. When installed this way, the MySQL server can be
started automatically during system startup, and even restarted
automatically by Windows in the event of a service failure.
- The MySQL Server Instance Configuration Wizard installs the MySQL
server as a service by default, using the service name MySQL. If you
do not wish to install the service, uncheck the box next to the
Install As Windows Service option. You can change the service name
by picking a new service name from the drop-down box provided or by
entering a new service name into the drop-down box.
Service names can include any legal character except forward (/) or
backward (\) slashes, and must be less than 256 characters long.
If you are installing multiple versions of MySQL onto the same
machine, you must choose a different service name for each version
that you install. If you do not choose a different service for each
installed version then the service manager information will be
inconsistent and this will cause problems when you try to uninstall
a previous version.
If you have already installed multiple versions using the same
service name, you must manually edit the contents of the
within the Windows registry to update the association of the service
name with the correct server version.
Typically, when installing multiple versions you create a service
name based on the version information. For example, you might
install MySQL 5.x as mysql5, or specific versions such as MySQL
5.1.30 as mysql50130.
To install the MySQL server as a service but not have it started
automatically at startup, uncheck the box next to the Launch the
MySQL Server Automatically option.
manas10 , later chose not enable root access, Create an anonymous
I had an error, apply security settings