Long time user and fan of Xampp, but first time poster here. I've been using Xampp for close to 10 years now and I've never encountered any trouble with re-installing it in the past. It has allowed me to simply re-install over the previous installation while keeping my htdocs folder and such preserved. This was really handy for quickly re-installing the services.
It appears that with the recent upgrades to the system, it is no longer possible to re-install Xampp over an old install. Just wondering if I'm missing a step, and why I can't just choose to install into a non-empty directory and have it skip over already existing items?