I originally downloaded XAMPP 1.8.1 several years ago and used it quite successfully. Having turned my attention to other things, I now need to re-design a website, so I wanted to upgrade. Problem is, my main computer is still running Windows XP os. Looks like that is compatible with XAMPP 5.4 and below? (But I don't see that version available for download at Apache Friends (or Sourceforge).
Should I just use the version I have (will my php be very outdated?) or download 1.8.2?
Is there something wrong with XAMPP 5.4 that no reputable source is currently offering?
I have Windows 7 Pro to load, but would prefer to just jam through this project and then worry about the OS upgrade. Have had a few mishaps copying the contents of my hard drive, which is very time-consuming. Possibly, though, that is the best solution.
Looking forward to hearing from the experts! I'm just a humble apprentice!