In this post we will provide you clear information to install drupal8. First of all you need to install XAMPP in your system to install drupal in it.

You can download the XAMPP from official page of apachefriends and install it by opting the next in installation. After installation you will be able to see htdocs folder in your installation directory.
Then you can start apache and MySQL in XAMPP control panel to get started with drupal installation.
You can see the XAMPP control panel in below image and you need to click on start button for first 2 option, Apache and MySQL.

Now after clicking on start you can see the Apache and MySQL has been started.
You can click on Admin right to the Apache/MySQL to know your local path of Apache and MySQL to access in browser.

Drupal Installation

Currently the latest version of Drupal is drupal-8.8.5. Please visit to the official page of drupal and Download latest version of Drupal.

After download, extract the folder in your htdocs directory.
Ex. E:\xampp\htdocs
I have installed XAMPP in E:\ Drive. For you the directory might be different but the path will be like this as default.

I have extracted the drupal-8.8.5 folder in htdocs and you can see the directory structure of Drupal in
E:\xampp\htdocs\drupal-8.8.5.

Go to your browser and access drupal-8.8.5 followed by your localhost path like localhost/drupal-8.8.5/

Choose Language

While accessing you will be asked to change language and please click on save and continue button.

Choose Profile

The default select will be on Standard. click on save and continue again.

Verify Requirements

In Requirements review you will be able to see the system requirements for Drupal and you may get some warnings . You can click on Continue anyway or try to fix the warning and click on Continue anyway.

Set up Database

Here you have to configure Database.Before filling the details you need to create a database for this drupal setup in phpmyadmin.
You need to access http://localhost/phpmyadmin/.

The phpmyadmin interface will look like as below

Then click on Database and provide your database name. You can provide the database name as drupal-8.8.5 and click on create. And your database will be created.

Now we have to provide the database name,database username and password in database configuration in drupal setup. In database the default username is root and password could be root or blank(no password).

You can check for Advanced options. Here you can provide port number and table prefix if required but it’s optional. Click on Save and continue to proceed to next step.

Install profile

Here it will install necessary modules and will proceed to configure site.

Configure Site

Here you need to provide site name,site email address , username to login to cms, your email address and password and confirm password to login to drupal cms.

Now Drupal Installation completed. You can login to cms using your username and password and start exploring Drupal.

You can give your feedback in comment section and can ask for any query.