Okay , I downloaded Xampp lite 1.7.1 ( That's the newest version right?:) ). First I downloaded the 7-zip self-extracting package to my newly created C/xampp file. I thought I was being so clever by avoiding the program file pitfall...
I went to open the the file. I was asked to run it , which I did, and was promptly told that Xammp lite was not a valid WIn32 application. I deleted the file, and permanently trashed it. I downloaded the the Zip archive version, believing that maybe if I unzipped it myself there wouldn't be any difficulties. Into my folder went the zip archives. I went to unzip them and my zip application wouldn't . It could not recognize the files as Valid Zip archives. So , I deleted the archives.
Can anyone provide me with some answers on why I had these difficulties and how I might get around them to a successful installation?
Thanks in advance