I issued a command of:
DROP USER 'root'@'localhost'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON . TO 'root'@'%';
#1130 - Host 'localhost' is not
allowed to connect to this MySQL
Use the IP instead:
DROP USER 'root'@'127.0.0.1'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON . TO 'root'@'%';
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To create the root user, seeing as MySQL is local & all, execute the following from the command line (Start > Run > "cmd" without quotes):
mysqladmin -u root password 'mynewpassword'