I'm sure this post is quite common and I apologize if this is in the wrong section.
I am running Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit OS and trying to run the Apache server from XAMPP 1.7.3. For some reason the Apache won't start, or if it does it will shut off immediately a few seconds later. The other elements of xampp seem to work just fine except for Apache.
Also to narrow down any possible errors, skype is not running, and have changed the port settings on that so it will not interfere with port 80.
Some concerns I have are: Am I running the appropriate version (xampp1.7.3) for my windows 7 64 bit OS? Is there any special steps I need to take in the installation process of xampp1.7.3 for it to work properly on my system? And lastly of course, why won't it work!
Thank you for your comments and helping me resolve this.