You can't get to localhost since Apache isn't running. When you try to start Apache do you get any error messages in the output box below the start buttons? -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Nan Harbison Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:16 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] XAMPP not working on Vista Hi all, I installed XAMPP on my new Vista laptop (I requested the XP downgrade, but didn't seem to get it.) Anyway, it doesn't work. I can't go to http://localhost, or the ip address http://127.0.0.1, I get that it isn't found. And I can't start Apache from the XAMPP program window, which actually does show up on the task bar. I did read their note about Vista: Vista Note: Because of missing or insufficient write permissions in "C:\Program Files", we recommend to use alternate folder for XAMPP ("C:\xampp" or "C:\meinverzeichnis\xampp"). And installed it in C:/xampp My next computer might very well be a MAC, which would shock people who know me well. Thanks, Nan -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !