Hello, I'm new to this and need advice.
I'm working on a Windows 7 home premium version, 64bit computer and installed Windows 2010 Student (no access).
After download of XAMPP version 1.7.4 I got access to the XAMPP welcome page via 127.0.0.1. Phpinfo() listed as promised the whole set of settings. Checking from this XAMPP welcome page the phpMyAdmin it generated a error : "Welcome on phpMyAdmin - error 2002, server not responding (or MySQL-server was not installed on the correct socket)". XAMPP control panel application lists Apache, MySQL and FileZilla as 'running', whereas the status page on 127.0.0.1 lists MySQL database as inactivated (php, https (SSL), CGI, SSI and FTP are indicated as activated).
Now, Ive been searching around for reasons and possible fixes. Can someone confirm or correct my findings :
(1) Windows 7 should not be a problem working with all components of XAMPP
(2) Office 2010 Student (without Access) is not a problem
(3) version 1.7.4 is designed for 32bits computers
(4) conclusion : 64bit is the problem
Now here's my question : what should I do? I'm stuck with this computer... Any other version or other software that does the job (helping me set up my dreamweaver library website based on SQL end PHP)? Is 64bit application coming up soon? I'm not a computer fanatic, just want to set up a website. I don't even know the meaning of this 32 or 64bit thing, so if possible a "reply for dummies"
Thanks for any advice,