Following the install procedure here, http://leveluptuts.com/tutorials/magento-community-tutorials/1-how-install-magento-windows-wamp of course I get this after creating an alias...(Warning: Your Magento folder does not have sufficient write permissions.) so I cant access the install file to install Magento....
For anyone new or to save hassle, do not create an additional alias. Copy the Magento Folder to C:\wamp\www\magento. You will then be able to actually get to the installation through any web browser by typing, http://localhost/magento/index.php/install/
also be aware of the hacking in an editor due to some cookie issue that is apparently the norm and acceptable to everyone, the product deveoplers, the universe, and anyone else? I guess 75% is better than 100%? bad quality and doing the third time is the way of life these days? so were good? good luck
What I found with developing on WAMP. Most of your problems are caused by your environment.
Magento may run on Windows WAMP, but it was created in a *nix environment.
On Windows, install Virtualbox, create a Linux VM, run native and set the appropriate permissions. You can now develop both in Windows AND Linux which vastly increases your available toolset. Also works well for MAMP if you have a Mac. It saves having the "OMG, I just uploaded my site from my WAMP box to my live server and there're so many problems!!!! Help Meee!!!" issues.
Also helps you gain insight into how to run your live server and work with your hosting provider when you go live.