I found the the NT Kernel was still listening on port 80
I NOW HAVE APACHE LISTENING ON PORT 80. See how below.
I have found process called "NT Kernel & System" is using port 80. It's a system process . I don't have any IIS or Web Server installed so I was pretty frustrated how to use that Port 80.
After hours of Googeling I found the answer thought it may help others.IE.
Start the World Wide Web Publishing Service.
On the Start menu, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Component Services.
In the console tree, click Services (Local).
In the details pane, right-click World Wide Web Publishing Service and right click select properties and select disable.Then in the right column click MORE ACTIONS select properties then in "START UP TYPE" SELECT DISABLED.
Now localhost goes straight to http://localhost/xampp/splash.php