My issue is about starting Apache process (it doesn`t even evet get into the windows tasklist) - occupied port 80 is not the issue, as there is nothing using it, and i`ve tried several random ports.
It is not a firewall / antimalware program issue, as i have disabled everything.
It has an interesting behavior. As none of the zipped versions don`t work (7z,zip), but the installer version does. The minute i change the folder name from xampp to xampp2 (installed path is standard C:\xampp), it stops working again.
I would really like to get the extractable version working.
What else does the installer modify/create registry/system wise that could be relevant to my problem.
Any ideas ?