Windows 7 MySQL installation error service account

When installing MySQL 5.5 on a Windows 7 machine, I received this error:

"an unknown error occurred while validating the service account"

and the installation would not complete, and I also got a configuration error with something like "unable to configure service".

After googling a bit and playing around with the settings, the answer was pretty simple. The default administrator account needs to be enabled. Although this was a pretty easy answer, I couldn't find it anywhere!

Result after enabling the default administrator account

Sorry I don't have more screen-shots, but I think it's pretty self explanatory. I may or may not add more later.




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