Local Host not displaying yet. Here's where I'm at with it:
I reinstalled 1.7.1 (the 7-zip version) after completely uninstalling the previous version. (I found no traces of old left on.)
The location of the files are in c:\xampp.
After installation, I selected: setup_xampp.bat (it did a few automatic things quickly, then said done.)
I then clicked on the xampp-control.exe. The Control Panel appeared.
I started Apache and MySql (but did not click the Svc boxes yet). The items have "running" highlighted in green.
I went to by browser (tried on both IE7 and Firefox) http://localhost/
. I still get the "connection interrupted" message.
I have restarted the computer and this did not help. I then disabled UAC, restarted and tested. No help. I am logged in as the Administrator.