jim.reynolds wrote:I get error messages that I do not have admin rights - this is incorrect.
Did you run the XAMPP control panel with "rightclick => run as Administrator"?
Windows 7 uses a new User Account Control (UAC) which restricted even Administrator users
jim.reynolds wrote:However, I also get many warnings about port conflicts - port 80, 443, etc.
It seems you are already running Apache and MySQL from another installation!?
Are they really needed? If not you could simply stop them and unregister their services.