We often switch between using WAMP and XAMPP because sometimes one works better than the other and WAMP has an older version of PHP. Today after a Windows update our XAMPP won’t start.
We removed WAMP from the Startup and looked to end all “Applications” and “Processes” running; however this didn’t solve the issue. Instead under the “Services” tab we saw “wampapache64” process was running. Simply right-clicking on this service and trying to stop it will not work. You will need to run the “services” under an Administrator account.
Search for “services“. Then right-click on the services and choose “run as administrator“. Scroll down to “wampapache64” and stop the service. We set the service to start manually.
Let us know if this helped you…