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 am currently having a problem with xampp on windows 8. I installed xampp 1.8.1 and I didn't have any problems with the installation and I was able to configure Apache and MySQL just fine. But when I started to code using Notepad++ it wouldn't recognize any of the PHP code. I tried testing my work in a browser and it would only read the html code and skip over the PHP portion of my code. I've never had this problem with Windows 7. Any suggestions? I really have to get this working. Can anyone help me please?

share|improve this question

How to use Xampp right under Win 8.

And dont forget to install the PHP Microsoft C++ Runtime Package.

And start setup_xampp.bat with Admin rights.

share|improve this answer
Hi, I've actually watched this video before I posted my question. This video did not help with the issue. I've even went as far as to removing skype from my laptop and I still have the same issue. But I do thank you for your help. – Rob Yan May 7 '13 at 7:31

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.