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Just installed WAMP for first time on Vista Ultimate, installation went as it should, accepted all ...
28th March 2008, 07:55 PM #1
WAMP not working on vista
Now then fellow Geeks
Just installed WAMP for first time on Vista Ultimate, installation went as it should, accepted all the defaults. The little WAMP icon on the task tray is white, not red or yellow. when i hover the mouse over it, it pops up a bubble saying WAMPSERVER -server offline.
Just for fun I've:
1. Restarted the WAMP services
2.turned the vista firewall off and restarted the services
3. restarted the machine
4. Drank a mug of PG tips tea
5. played with my rubiks cube
PS never had problems installing/operating WAMP on XP pro SP2 machine
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28th March 2008, 08:22 PM #2
The google opinion seems to be that they should work together.... Are you sure you've got the latest version? (2.0).
Otherwise it could be UAC? If wamp installs apache as a service you could look under the services and see if you can force it to run?
Otherwise might be worth trying xampp to see what happens - apache friends - xampp
28th March 2008, 08:58 PM #3
i had this problem too.
it was working though,
have you tried browsing to local host?
i think i found a php config or something and edited it so the meter worked correctly.
i will post again when my wife gets off the other laptop and i can find what i did
28th March 2008, 08:58 PM #4
never noticed this before, but thats because i have never had to do it.
click 'Put Online'
so although the services were started i still needed to do that.
28th March 2008, 09:00 PM #5
I spoke to soon
Originally Posted by box_l
Yes please that would be great. I've got it online, but still can't view localhost in browser
29th March 2008, 11:30 AM #6
29th March 2008, 11:43 AM #7
I found that I had to change the port from 80 to 8080 in the http.conf file, even though there was no other web server on my PC
This then allowed WAMP (Vista Ent)
29th March 2008, 12:39 PM #8
Originally Posted by Gatt
I can only see 'httpd.conf' file is this what you ment?
29th March 2008, 12:55 PM #9
Yeah thats it look for a line called
and change it to
Then restart WAMP
29th March 2008, 01:20 PM #10
nope didnt work
even tried xamp and thats doing the same thing.
would be great if it just gave me something to work from
29th March 2008, 02:06 PM #11
30th March 2008, 12:01 AM #12
if the service is starting correctly it sounds like a port / firewall / configuration issue. If not check your Application event log for a more useful error message.
Try binding to port 81 or 8080 as above and disabling any proxies and/or adding localhost to your list of exceptions.
5th June 2008, 12:37 PM #13
- Rep Power
from my experience WAMP didn't work no matter how much I tried on vista. While it worked fine on XP on the same PC/network. Be intresting to know if you got it to work. Sorry im no help!
5th June 2008, 03:45 PM #14
I run it fine on both vista 32 and vista 64. I have had similar issues as you describe which were due to other software interfering with port 80 (sky anytime)
I run it as administrator btw.
12th February 2009, 10:32 PM #15
- Rep Power
hey, just had the same problem and thought I'd be nice and post the fix that worked for me.
as above poster suggested I closed skype and now wamp works fine.
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