I stated to work on a computer with Windows 8.1 recently. I have 1.8.3-4 XAMPP version. And the localhost on XAMPP works very slowly. I've got a several websites (Drupal 7 on hostmonster.com). I made a backup and tried to install them on localhost.
I was trying to import a database 686kb but during one hour it was not imported. I tried to import it in hostmonster hosting. It took around 30 sec to make it.
I can install completely fresh Drupal 7 but it takes much more time than usually. But I cannot repeat making the website from the beginning. It took me really much time to make it. And I need to recover it from existing database on my local computer. I have quite slow internet connection right now and I need to work with it from my computer.
I checked at forums
And saw that this is a common problem.
I did everything that recommends this article
Though it did not help me.
Is it possible to make Localhost on Xampp work not so slowly?