Last time when I wrote about How to Install wordpress locally many people reported that they have done every thing right, but after that I started getting Wamp Not Starting error. When they click on Start all service under Wamp, nothing happens.
Even I faced the same issue initially and I reinstalled wamp , thinking I might messed up with something. Though the problem was not with Wamp, but with other other application which is blocking port 80. In my case it was Skype. For people using Skype Wamp will not work for them. Here is little trick which you can use to configure Skype and your Wamp will start working.
Open Skype and navigate to Tools> Options > Advanced > Connection
Uncheck the option which says use port 80 and 443 as alternative for incoming connection.
After un-checking that option. Restart Skype and restart Wamp. Now try starting Wamp and let me know if it’s working for you or not. Though, it’s not necessary, Skype is the problem always, there might be some other software which conflicting the PORT to be used by WAMP, find the faulty program and change it’s port number.
Meanwhile along with Local wordpress Installation did you try to configure your own URL shortener service under your domain.
Have you installed wordpress on your local system and if yes, how is your experience so far?