My first issue is that no matter what local site I'm trying to view I get the first vhost in that file. I can browse the site I want but the data that comes up is from the first site. My vhosts file and hosts file have been properly edited.
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+ several more just like this.
The second issue that may be responsible for the first is that I can not stop services from the XAMPP control panel. I get
That leads me to believe something didn't get configured correctly during install somehow (I used the installer into c:/xampp/). My first install a few years ago was so simple I find it hard to believe I screwed something up this time.
What else can I tell you or what can you tell me?