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?
How to use Xampp right under Win 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxo4_DX4ejU
And dont forget to install the PHP Microsoft C++ Runtime Package.
And start setup_xampp.bat with Admin rights.