You did not mention what version of XAMPP you are running so I took a guess that you had the latest version with the module Apache 2.2.
The messages are saying that there is no Apache service installed which is what we want to hear, but your original thread message indicated that, after booting, a service was being started - hence the posts about removing the Apache service if it was installed.
But just to check, after you reboot and before you attempt to start any of the XAMPP Modules look in your Windows Task Manager for any instances (2) of apache.exe.
Right click on the Task Bar
and select Task Manager
then select the Processes
You can do this again after starting Apache and you should see 2 apache.exe processes running - Apache has started and for you on port 8080.
You can also check this by reading the xampp\apache\logs\error.log file.
It should tell you what ports Apache is listening on - for you it should read 443 and 8080.
Depending on your XAMPP version just entering sc delete apache
may have been required.
Also make sure the Svc
box next to the Apache Module in the Control Panel has no tick in it.
BTW - you will always have to type http://localhost:8080
in your browser to get to the XAMPP Welcome page after changing the httpd.conf file.
It will not work by simply typing in http://localhost
and you can ignore any messages in the XAMPP Control Panel about port 80 as this is normal and would need to be changed by the Control Panel developers - the messages are hard coded in the exe file and are not obtained from the server, like the server's log files are.
If you are using XAMPP Control Panel Version 2.5 there is an ini file in the xampp directory perhaps called xampp.ini
Note that Version 2.5 now also honors an xampp.ini file (see included sample).
You can change the ports in it to reflect 8080.
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