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installing xampp problems
July 08, 2013 10:07PM
I am trying to install xampp, i keep getting errors:

09:19:24 PM [Apache] Problem detected!
09:19:24 PM [Apache] Port 80 in use by "Unable to open process" with PID 4!
09:19:24 PM [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
09:19:24 PM [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
09:19:24 PM [Apache] or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port

does anybody know what the problem might be?
Re: installing xampp problems
July 09, 2013 09:42AM
Port 80 is in use, possibly Skype on your PC. Best to do is to Google how to change the port e.g. http://complete-concrete-concise.com/web-tools/how-to-change-the-apache-port-in-xampp.
Re: installing xampp problems
July 10, 2013 08:46AM
In Vista you need to be logged in as an administrator and to also disable UAC (User Account Control) as it restricts certain administrative function necessary for the smooth running of a web server - you will be a web server administrator after you install XAMPP.

Install XAMPP to the root of a drive or partition, for example to the C:\ drive so you end up with all the installation files in C:\xampp - do not install XAMPP to a folder with a space in the name and remember that all things in XAMPP are case sensitive.

To disable UAC go to
Start>Control Panel>User Accounts
there you will find an option
Turn User Account Control on or off
just click on it and uncheck
User Account Control to help protect your computer
click OK.

If you also have IIS installed and active then you will not be able to run XAMPP on port 80 and SSL on port 443.

Simply disable IIS as you won't need it if you install XAMPP and Apache.
To disable IIS go to
Start>Control Panel>Programs and Features
on the leftmost side you will find an option
Turn Windows features on or off
click on it and uncheck
Internet Information Services
click OK
and then restart your computer.

Good luck Floyd!
Re: installing xampp problems
July 10, 2013 10:30PM
Thanks a lot. [complete-concrete-concise.com] did the trick. I just changed the port to something else on the config. notepad.
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