Botched Local Installation

Hello,

I have been trying to install wordpress on my PC using MAMP. I began with Microsoft WebMatrix, attempted WAMP, and I am currently trying to make MAMP work. MAMP is running fine and I have the wordpress files in c:disappointed:MAMP/htdocs/Wordpress. The problem is when I attempt to begin the installation by typing localhost:8888/wordpress, I receive error messages. I've read this blog post multiple times and I tried getting help from my instructors at Skillcrush. I've Googled all day and I feel like an idiot. I have disabled IIS and I changed my firewall settings in order to allow MAMP to function properly.

Where am I going wrong?

Thanks for your time.