meows wrote:Now if I install the new version, will it and the Version 1.6.1 run at the same time or do I need to disable Version 1.6.1 or remove it completely.
It is possible to have more than one XAMPP on the same machine.
If you want to run the same component at the same time, you had to change the ports, because each port can only be assigned once
(e.g. if you want to run two apache the same time, in the configs of one apache you must change ports 80 and 443 to something free).
The [url=http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html]FAQ[/quote] can tell you which ports configured as default for each component
meows wrote:Is there a workaround to keep mercury running intil I get the new version running right?
Well, you can run your Mercury of XAMPP 1.6.1, if you don't start the Mercury of the new install (or you had to change all Mercury Ports of the new install if you want to start it at the same time)