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phppenguin wrote:a UAC controls warning pop up regarding administrator rights affecting some of the services in xampp while it was installing xampp.
Thats a normal warning. For the installation process itself it shouldn't affect anything.
phppenguin wrote:I am login as Owner administrator on my computer
If so how do I fix the problem? So I can get xampp 1.8.1 installed and have it working and running correctly.
To be sure that everything is functional in the control panel, you should start the control panel with rightclick->run asAdministrator, even if you are logged in with an administrator account in windows. Otherwise the Windows User Account Control (UAC) prevent to do some actions (like starting/stopping/registering windows services) even if you are administrator.
phppenguin wrote:and my xampp control panel doesn't look anything like what's shown on phpacademy YT tutorial.
The XAMPP control panel was completely redesigned by two forum members not long ago.
phppenguin wrote:Because the Xampp control panel shows red x's underneath Module services.
Thats absolutely okay. The red crosses or green ticks are just the registering state of the windows services for each module. You don't need them really to use XAMPP, exept you want to start a module right after windows start.
phppenguin wrote:I have gone into advance settings under Tools in Skype and unchecked the box for Port 80 and Port 443 open connection settings.
Thats good. Now restart your XAMPP control panel (like described above) and post us the full contents of its status messages (textfield at the bottom of the XAMPP control panel)