bkay wrote:...Yes, I've seen this and I don't understand what it means.
1.stop all serves
2.remove the Windows services
3.stop the XAMPP Control
4.delete the startmenu/desktio icons
5.delete the XAMPP directory
It has often been (still is
) an issue with XAMPP not having competent translators for instructions including readme files and even in some forum replies.
Try this and see if it helps you understand the instructions:
1. Stop all the running XAMPP servers (serves
) by opening your XAMPP Control Panel and instructing each "Running
" server to Stop - click on the Stop
2. Remove any XAMPP servers running in Windows as a Service (the server starts when Windows boots
) and indicated in the XAMPP Control Panel by a tick in the Svc
box - remove the tick by clicking on it.
3. When you are satisfied that there are no ticks in the Svc
boxes and there are no servers Running (all stopped
) then it is time to click on the Exit
button in the XAMPP Control Panel (Stop the XAMPP Control).
4. Delete the Start Menu and Desktop XAMPP icons - the start menu can be found usually in the User's folder and the exact location depends on your Operating System which you did not mention in this Topic.
5. Delete the XAMPP install directory and is usually C:\xampp
in a default installation - make sure you have a backup copy of your needed files from the htdocs folder before deleting or they will be lost.
You should now have uninstalled XAMPP as per the poorly translated manual uninstall instructions.
You could also simply just delete the C:\xampp folder as per the readme_en.txt file but...
...checking to make sure that all the servers are stopped and any Windows Services are removed helps to give you a clean start for re-installing XAMPP.
Not a strict requirement but a reboot after completing the manual uninstall process often helps and may reveal any Windows Services started by XAMPP that have not been removed as they will attempt to start up again on boot up - check your Task Manager for any Apache, MySQL and/or FileZilla entries in the Processes tab of the Windows Task Manager after a reboot.