I've installed XAMPP, localhost status says it's working okay but when I run php files they launch in IE and then swiftly close and I am prompted by a 'View Downloads' Windows dialogue box asking if I'd like to open the file or save it. I last looked at web development in the early part of the century and was okay with old school html but am struggling a little here. Hopefully this isn't the same old question you guys get week in, week out. Thanks in advance for any help
edit: same result when php file is in htdocs under xampp heirarchy or when using the run command with notepad++ using IE.