Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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I am looking at getting a new machine, and either opting for Windows 7 which I know very well, and everything I use works on it.

Or... paying about £30 more and getting it with Windows 8 which I am told runs way faster. But does XAMPP run ok on it? I would think it does or it would kill all developers on PHP (well most) ability to operate locally.

Any thoughts on this would be useful.
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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It'll run just fine. Besides, Win7 and Win8 are architecturally very similar.
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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Ok. I've no idea about it's artchitecture - only that it runs in a much quicker way, and certain things I am hearing from those who use it, say they have issues.

ie. you cannot run a DVD on it anymore, not just straight in a go. Not like all Windows of the past.

Anyhow that's not relevant here.
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Also, what is the app you can buy for about £5, that converts the "front screen" to be line Windows 7?
I must have it operating (or at least the ability to switch to it) at Win 7, so I can click between multiple apps. I'm sure it's possibly in Win 8, but for now I *must* have that ability.

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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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Just click the desktop icon. Or launch a desktop application, like a browser.
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But. Doesn't have the start menu if you do that.
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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There is no start menu in Win8. It's the start screen. Hit the Windows key on your keyboard to bring it up. It's not a menu but it's still the same basic thing: a bunch of shortcuts all presented together that you can click to launch applications.
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Yes. But I need that Start menu and m told there is an app that 'generates' it.
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We could debate your use of the word "need" but it would probably end up as "because I want it".

I'm sure there's tons of things you can buy to give you back your start menu. No, I don't know of any specifically.
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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Ok. So my question, to which you have tried to answer, stands. At.
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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IT do well in win 8. Our company all test the program in .
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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Thank you. Does Win 8 work better for you all, than Win 7?
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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I am using XAMPP server in windows 8 and it is working properly, I don't feel any hardship in it.
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Re: Does XAMPP work in Windows 8?

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Yes ofcz xamp and wamp both are work in window 8 and window 8.1 . I am also using window 8.1 and xamp server...
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