I am not able to start the Apache2.2 service on a newer version of windows than vista.
I get "Incorrect Function" in the event log.
when I do
sc query Apache2.2
the service won't start. unfortunately, when you install xampp, it doesn't give you any choice as to whether you want to install the xampp control panel applet in the notification area or not. I don't want it there, since when it is created it is not created with the ability to run as administrator. the desktop icon I *CAN* set it to run as administrator. too bad NSIS installer is incapable of doing this right now (so I put in a feature request).
in order to get it to even login, I had to set it to login as me, I have admin rights.