Did you completely remove any previous versions of XAMPP including the xampp folder before trying to install 1.7.2 version as instructed using either of the 2 methods on the XAMPP for Windows
(The installations instruction are also clearly included on the above Home Page
mickdeman wrote:I have just attempted to XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows XP.
You would have downloaded a self extracting archive exe file that will run the installation setup automatically and correctly install XAMPP when you double click on it.
How exactly did you try and install the XAMPP 1.7.2 version?
mickdeman wrote:I double clicked setup_xampp.bat
Why do this when it is run automatically when you install XAMPP 1.7.2 and how many times did you run the bat file?
(Some files are deleted after the installation setup script is first run
When installing 1.7.2 the first time, did you answer all the questions using the defaults when the automatic installation setup script was run?
What do you see now when you open your XAMPP Control Panel?
Are Apache and MySQL showing a green running indication?
Can you go to http://localhost
and see the XAMPP Welcome page?
Finally you may have to uninstall this 1.7.2 version using the methods outlined on the above XAMPP home page then do a new install of 1.7.2 by double clicking on the downloaded exe file and answering the questions in the installation script console window when asked.