How can I solve my XAMPP installation problem?

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As a part of my web development lesson I installed XAMPP on my PC as the localhost. For the first time, it works nicely. I keep a copy in another directory in my PC. After some days I format my PC, then try to install the XAMPP but the error message shows like this:

Error: XAMPP 1.7.4 win32 Ports 80 or 443 (SSL) already in use


XAMPP 1.7.4 win32

Ports 80 or 443 (SSL) already in use! The installing Apache2.2 service failed!

However I install XAMPP but when I started to run for working as local host the message shows:

Error: XAMPP Control


XAMPP Control

XAMPP Component Status Check failure [-858993460].

Current directory: c:xampp

Run this program only from your XAMPP root directory.

As a new user I am worried to proceed to next any step myself.

My question is, what is the problem with XAMPP installation and work with it?

Thanks in advance.

Answered By 0 points N/A #158339

How can I solve my XAMPP installation problem?


It says that the service for that port is already in use. Since you cannot install it because of that error, you need to use other programs to fix this problem. If you don’t have Skype installed on your computer, install it. We can fix that by using Skype. If you have already Skype please follow this simple instruction.

  1. Log in to Skype first (of course if you don’t have a Skype account you must sign up)
  2. After logging in then go to Tools, and then Options then click Advanced (Left side menu) then click connect.
  3. You will see a checkbox stated Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connection. Unchecked it.
  4. Your problem solved. Good luck.
Skype Connection Options

You can use also other programs like internet browser. 

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