I’m currently beta testing the next version of Windows, Windows 7 and came across a strange issue while trying to get Apache to install and run using the default port, 80.
Running the command ‘netstat -ano’ from the command line revealed
that port 80 is being used by PID 4.
Looking up PID 4 using Power Shell and then Task Manager revealed
that PID 4 is the NT Kernel!
So Windows 7 by default appears to be using port 80.
After a bit of hunting around the Internet and doing some research of my own I found that the service http.sys was the culprit and all I needed to do was disable it but I could not find this service listed in the Services control panel applet.
So what’s the solution?
You have to disable the http.sys service manually via the registry:
1) Launch RegEdit:
2) Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP
3) Add a new DWORD (32-bit) value
4) Name it ‘NoRun’ not including the quotes
5) Double click the new property
6) In the Value data field type ‘1′ not including quotes and click OK
7) Re-boot your computer
You should now find that Apache will start on port 80!
You could also change the port to 8080 in http.conf in apache directory.
Change Listen 80 —> to Listen 8080 line
Then test http://localhost:8080/ in your browser
There is Also on more thing you might want to do.
A recent update disabled the Line
in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file
Uncomment this by removing the “:”
– NOD32 conflicts on localhost. Disable HTTP Protection. Advance Setup. (you can disable WebProtection or exclude the 8080 port)
– Open “PHP.ini” and set E_ALL to E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE