Thanks for the note about WampSevrer. Looks like a great utility. I installed it without any luck. It appears to install. There's a c:\wamp\www\index.php file etc however the Wampserver won't load to configure it as per the wampserver help/instructions page. The only item to choose from the start and app menu in vista is "start wamp server". The windows icon says that wampserver is offline.
Thanks again, Mark.
That is the normal state of Wamp! If you 'Stop all services' it will show a red indicator. If you start it again the red indicator goes.
Have you put a website into the www folder of Wamp and tested it out?
Give this a try first.