XAMPP Installer won't open

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XAMPP Installer won't open

Postby minnied » 30. December 2015 19:23

I downloaded the xampp-win32.5.6.15 1-VC11- installer[1] to my harddrive. That seems to be the only file that downloaded. There is no .exe file to open and begin the installation/setup. If I double click on this one file Windows 8.2 prompts me to "pick a file to open this type of file." Was my download incomplete? Should there have been an executable file as well with the download :?:

Thank you for any help.
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Re: XAMPP Installer won't open

Postby Nobbie » 30. December 2015 20:12

This is a strange bug between Bitnami and InternetExplorer. It is known, but unsolved. Use any different browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera) for a successfully download.
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Re: XAMPP Installer won't open

Postby minnied » 30. December 2015 23:46

Thank you. My computer has an Intel ICore 7 (64 bit). Could this also be the problem, since the download page says the intallers are 32 bit? My Internet Explorer is Version 11. Just to confirm, this bug between Bitnami and Internet Explorer includes version 11, not the older versions.
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Re: XAMPP Installer won't open

Postby minnied » 31. December 2015 23:22

I downloaded xampp with FireFox and it works now. Not sure if IE was the problem, it may have been that the download file process was interrupted and the downloaded file installer was incomplete. I also used CNET to download the file. Not sure which one was the actual solution.
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