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When ever I install XAMP I get this message

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everything works fine but there is this message every time I install.

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are you using skype? if yes, stop it and try again. –  Paul Aug 1 '10 at 18:26

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That means so other software is already listening to port 80 or 443 could be skype or iis shut that down then run the installer again,

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i aint using IIS or Skype.... i walways get this message whenver i install –  user38257 Aug 2 '10 at 4:42

Use use netstat -ao |find /i "listening" to find what process id is listening to the port, then use your task manager to see what process it is and stop it.

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I assume this is a linux box, if so try sudo netstat -lnp |grep :80. It should let you know what process is using port 80. Based on the Process ID you should be able to further investigate if necessary. ie ps aux |grep <process id>

Replace <process id> with whatever number netstat tells you :)

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ahn... am at XP –  user38257 Aug 2 '10 at 9:37

Use tcpview to see what process opens port 80 or 443.

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All you need to do is Add Port Exceptions in your Windows Firewall Settings for port 80 & 443

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