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Port Blocked After Downloading Xampp--What To Do?

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Dear Larry and friends,


Hi there!  I hope everyone is well.  Please kindly note that I just downloaded XAMPP so that I can work on a video tutorial plus revisit Larry's PHP book series, and I've come across the information that XAMPP won't work due to a blocked port. The Skype function that is blocking the port is invaluable to me as I podcast, so I'm not sure how to change the port for the XAMPP.


Please, some kind soul, let me know how to change the port that XAMPP is associated with or find some other solution for getting XAMPP to work.  I don't want to mess around with the Skype occupancy of the Port at present.


Here is the error message I get when trying to start XAMPP:


Apache WILL NOt start without the configured ports free!

You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port

Attempting to start Apach app...

Status change detected: running

Status change detected: stopped

Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.

This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.

Press the Logs button to view error logs and check the Windows Event Viewer for more clues.


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