nicoboy wrote:when I try to copy my old XAMPP folder over the new Intsalled XAMPP folder it does not allow it by saying cannot copy ib9a file since its being used by another person or program. And I cant erase it either.
Nobody said you should copy an old XAMPP over a new one. Uninstall the new one completely and move the entire \xampp\ folder.
If the path is different to the installation path in the past you need to execute the setup_xampp.bat script after that to rewrite the paths.
After that your XAMPP should work again.
If this is all running you plan how to upgrade to a new version. I would recommend to install the new xampp to a fresh folder, backup your databases with mysqldump command line script and import them to your new XAMPP installation.