The tutorials may be geared twords IIS, but you can still use wamp as your server. The only diferance is in how you set up the site.
The paths for wamp are slightly different than they are for IIS.
The document root for IIS is :
for wamp i believe it is:
If you can get wamp to work, than you should stick to wamp.
as for the error you are getting, it is not a simple one to fix. A quick Google search for "8002801c" yielded the following as the first result:
I think you will have an easier time of adjusting the site definition paths for wamp than trying to fix the IIS installation.