Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have been trying for some time now to setup a webapp on my XP machine at home.

Prior to doing this, I had tweaked the registry settings, fiddled with disabling and enabling servies, without recording what I tweaked, which I imagining could be what's causing the problem.

I don't want to "reboot" to factory settings, although I suppose that would be nice to know how to do as well. I am more interested in finding out what settings could have influenced the behavior, and who I could contact / what information I could send them that would aid in solving the problem.


share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You need to provide more details about the problem you are having.

But more importantly, Windows XP's built in web server is no longer a good option for running any web application.

If you have an app not based on Microsoft technology, get something like XAMPP:

If you want to run a .Net based up, the best idea is to upgrade to Windows 7. If that is not an option, get IIS Express:

Both are standalone servers, so you don't need to worry about messing with registry settings.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.