Just to be clear, I'm refering to your desk top computer that you're referring to, not the desk top that's shown on the PC's monitor.
You first wrote:
"On my laptop I got a page on my IE after I finished installing. On my desktop I did not get that page."
You've not said what page you got on your laptop, but I'm guessing it's the welcome/it-works XAMPP page. I'm now asking about this bit:
"... on my desktop I did not get that page."
What _did_ you get? You opened a browser, typed the address http://localhost
[I'm guessing this, because you've not said] and something happened? Please say what _did_ happen. Please don't say "nothing". Even 'nothing' means something like, "the PC hung and became totally unresponsive", or "the browser timed out", or "error code 404 ..." etc.
And have searched this forum and Googled "WSASocket" yet? Please give us feedback on stuff you've tried or let us know when you're issue's resolved.