Why is installing MySQL on Windows Vista such a bear? For someone who is not
a professional database administrator, it seems like I am jumping through hoops.
pointed to this page
which suggests this page
which points to this beautiful pdf file
Ah, now I am getting somewhere.
It suggested I turn off the User Account Control (UAC). Which I did.
But after following these steps
There was an error at the end of the installation that said that the server failed to start.
Where do I go to find answers?