re-installing xampp [Solved]

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re-installing xampp [Solved]

Postby alan82 » 24. July 2012 22:22

Hey I tried to uninstall a newly installed xampp 1.7.4.
It seems to have partially uninstalled. (I can still see the xampp file in my c:/ but I don't have 'permission' to delete it).

The reason I uninstalled it is because I was running into problems with my local joomla 2.6 installation.

I wanted to then try and install xampp 1.7.7

Now I can't install xampp 1.7.7

This is what I did.

I downloaded the xampp-win32-1.7.7-VC9-installer.exe and double clicked it and clicked "run"

After selecting english as a language, the Wizard came up and I clicked "next"

I kept xampp in the default c:\xampp location and clicked "next"

I then clicked next again and an error came up
"error opening file for writing
c:/xampp/FileZilla/FTP/FileZillaServer.exe

I then get the option to abort, retry or ignore.

I selected "ignore" to see what would happen next and the same message came up for apached/bin/httpd/.exe

So I keep getting error messages when I try to install it.
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby hackattack142 » 24. July 2012 22:36

You probably installed the modules as Windows Services (The green check or checked box under the svc or Services heading depending on which control panel version you are using). I do not think they get automatically removed when you uninstall. This will 'lock' those files until you remove the services.

Open a command prompt (Start > Run > cmd) and you will need to remove those installed services.
Type
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sc delete apache2.2
sc delete mysql
sc delete filezillaserver
sc delete tomcat7


They may be slightly different names for that version, you will have to check in the Windows Services (Start > Run > services.msc)
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby alan82 » 25. July 2012 21:59

Ok thanks here's what I'll do.

I did what you said.
I ran services.msc and found
Apache 2.2
FileZilla server ftp server
mysql

I will soon do the following
start>run>cmd
I will then type
sc delete apache2.2
sc delete mysql
sc delete filezillaserver
and then click return.

Question. Should I hit return after each line?
EG
sc delete apache2.2 Hit Return
sc delete mysql
sc delete filezillaserver
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby alan82 » 25. July 2012 22:03

Sorry, I hit a key that posted my last post prematurely. Please ignore that one and refer to this one

Ok thanks here's what I'll do.

I did what you said.
I ran services.msc and found
Apache 2.2
FileZilla server ftp server
mysql
(I did not find tomcat7)

I will soon do the following
start>run>cmd
I will then type
sc delete apache2.2
sc delete mysql
sc delete filezillaserver
and then click return.

Question. Should I hit return after each line?
EG
sc delete apache2.2 Hit Return
sc delete mysql Hit Return
sc delete filezillaserver Hit return

I am also a bit worried I mess up my computer so if I do a back up via "control panel>performance and maintenance> back up files
Will this back up all my files such as "my documents etc"

I was thinking of backing up to a memory stick.

Thanks
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby hackattack142 » 26. July 2012 00:32

Yes, you would hit return after each line (Note: You also need admin privileges to do this). You should not really have to worry about backing up your computer. If will tell you if it uninstalled the service successfully or not. If it is not successful, the name might be slightly different. If that is the case, I can provide more details for tracking those down.
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby alan82 » 26. July 2012 21:38

Hi
I did
sc delete apache2.2 Hit Return
sc delete mysql then Return
I got confirmation that these got deleted. (great).

I had trouble with FileZilla Server FTP server.
when I did
sc delete FileZilla Server FTP server (then return)
I got "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"

I also tried
sc delete filezillaserver (then return)
but got the same response (The specified service does not exist as an installed service)

I'm not what else I also need to delete. The xampp file sitting in C:/ contains 90mb of files.
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby hackattack142 » 26. July 2012 22:23

Older versions of XAMPP might have the filezilla server with a space in the name.

Try this:
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 sc delete "filezilla server" (then return)


After that is gone, you should be able to delete the xampp folder if all went well.
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Re: re-installing xampp

Postby alan82 » 27. July 2012 22:45

Hey thank you.
That worked and I was able to delete all xampp files.
I'll now install 1.7.7
all the best
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