Joomla 2.5 - PHP and MySQL settings on Xampp for Windows

Here are some useful Joomla 2.5 tips for PHP and MySQL settings on Xampp 1.7.7 for Windows (XP, Vista, Win7)


MySQL: If you follow official instructions you'll find that MySQL password for root account is 'root'. That is NOT true. Root account doesn't have password. If you want to access MySQLd server, you should try this command 'mysql -u root' . Do not add '-p' prefix cause on default instalation root account doesn't have password. 

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