XAMPP for windows 7

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XAMPP for windows 7

Postby amebb » 28. January 2012 18:12

Is it possible to run XAMPP on windows 7 64bit...?

If i can, can anyone show me the link....?

Thank you ..
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Re: XAMPP for windows 7

Postby Sharley » 28. January 2012 22:24

XAMPP for any Windows is 32 bit but will run quite well on 64 bit Windows.

You should be logged in to W7 with full administrator rights for running XAMPP successfully.

Do not install to C:\Program Files (X86) or it will fail, instead use the default location of the root of a drive for example C:\ so you end up with C:\xampp and all will be well.

Another tip, do not select to install any component as a Windows service when using the buggy installer version as this often causes issues with some installations.

Yet another tip, download the zip or 7zip version then simply drag the included xampp folder to the C:\ drive then run the setup_xampp.bat file found in the xampp folder.
(Some say there is no need to run this file if installing to the C:\ drive but I find it sets the correct full paths throughout the installation regardless).

Also use the newer Control Panel Version 3 which can be found in the xampp folder:
xampp-control-3-beta.exe
instead of the older 2.5 version.

You can then replace the included version with the very latest and greatest version by downloading from the post linked in my signature.
Drag all the files and folder contained in the CPv3 folder into the C:\xampp folder and overwrite when asked - do not extract the CPv3 folder extract only the contents of the folder.

Any issues please feel free to post a topic in this forum if it can't be found by doing a forum search.

Good luck and enjoy XAMPP. :)
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Re: XAMPP for windows 7

Postby generessler » 31. January 2012 04:25

Many thanks to the team that maintains XAMPP. It's a great service to the open source community.

However, I can verify the advice here. If you install XAMPP 1.7.7 in a sub-folder c:\foo\xampp, big chunks of the Perl installation will still think they are at \xampp (no drive letter), and lots of things will fail, most notably the Perl Packagen Manager, so you can't install new packages.

Installing in C:\xampp (i.e. in the root folder) is obviously the workaround for this bug.
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Re: XAMPP for windows 7

Postby daixi » 05. May 2012 22:44

:( i know its a very old question but i am much depressed i have used the upper solution given by u..but unfortunatly cant get this with windows 7 64 bit...please tell a solution...
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Re: XAMPP for windows 7

Postby Altrea » 05. May 2012 23:05

Hi daixi (there is ALWAYS time for a welcome line, especially if you want to request for help),

daixi wrote::( i know its a very old question but i am much depressed i have used the upper solution given by u..but unfortunatly cant get this with windows 7 64 bit...please tell a solution...

There is not THE ONLY ONE solution. Issues can be very different and without any more information about your issue (especially a full qualified error reporting) noone can do anything for you. I can just tell you, that the current XAMPP version can be successfully used on Windows 7 Ultimate/HomePremium 64 Bit.

One thing Sharleys explaination does't make so clear is, you should run the executables (setup for installation and control panel for starting) with higher administration permissions. rightclick your executables and click on "run as administrator".

If this doesn't help, check your control panel v3 status window and your log files for further information about your issue.

best wishes,
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Re: XAMPP for windows 7

Postby ALukman » 11. May 2012 10:01

daixi wrote::( i know its a very old question but i am much depressed i have used the upper solution given by u..but unfortunatly cant get this with windows 7 64 bit...please tell a solution...
. Me too and Best wishes.
Actually I have the problem like this
I'm having problems in accessing localhost XAMPP. The results of the browser just says "it works" only. And when access to the results http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ "not found. The requested URL / phpmyadmin / was not found on this server." Please help from colleagues. thank you for your solution ^_^
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