How To Upgrade XAMPP

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How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby hwalker1 » 20. December 2011 18:11

Can't find any info on installingthe new version over an old one. Do you have to unuinstall the existing version first, or will it install by itself?
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby Sharley » 20. December 2011 20:40

Would you be so kind as to add your XAMPP version and Operating System to your profile as per these instructions:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48626
Thanks. :)
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby Sharley » 29. December 2011 17:35

hwalker1 wrote:Can't find any info on installingthe new version over an old one. Do you have to unuinstall the existing version first, or will it install by itself?
You will need to uninstall the older version before installing the latest version.

These instructions may help:
viewtopic.php?p=179699#p179699
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby akosiana » 25. August 2012 15:19

Is there anyway to upgrade the version without deleting everything? coz in that case we need to backup all those files in htdocs plus the sql files right?
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby akosiana » 25. August 2012 15:24

Backup the htdocs and mysql data files, uninstall the old and install the new version,then copy back the htdocs and mysql data files. But is there anyway not to uninstall the whole xampp coz what if I have so many files already?
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby akosiana » 25. August 2012 15:31

here is the answer: http://bobsguides.com/xampp.html to my question
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby JonB » 25. August 2012 15:34

Do everything up to the point where you are ready to delete the XAMPP folder.

Then either:

A. simply rename the folder - maybe xampp-177 (that is what I do)
or:
B. if you have more than one drive partition, move it to the root of another drive.

Just realize you will not easily be able to make both work at the same time...

Good Luck
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Re: How To Upgrade XAMPP

Postby arahkun » 11. February 2015 21:29

Hi,

I found myself needing to update XAMPP as well, and decided to do a fresh install (in a new folder) and leave the old one "as-is".

Works perfectly, just make remember that you can only run one of them, not both at the same time.
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