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Installed the XAMPP package but cant Log in as an admin to the local host 2 months 3 weeks ago #104236

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Attempted installation of the package, all went well and I followed the instructions to the letter (except I ultimately set Chrome as the browser because I dont have firefox), but when it directed me to the local host I was unable to log in as username: admin, password: password, as it says I should be able to here: manual.limesurvey.org/Installation_of_th...Survey_XAMPP_package. Can anyone help me, I don't know if its just so obvious that I cant see it or if I need to try to install it again (which I probably will do in a couple hours). Also I have a windows 8.. not sure if that precludes the program from functioning.
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Installed the XAMPP package but cant Log in as an admin to the local host 2 months 3 weeks ago #104239

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I have seen quite a few people struggling with the XAMPP installer. Seems that there is something broke. I am not sure if anyone of those who noticed the problem wrote a bug report. If not, it will probably not get fixed anytime soon.

Install Limesurvey on your own in another folder in the htdocs (or www) folder. It is quite easy. There you can set the password yourself.
Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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Installed the XAMPP package but cant Log in as an admin to the local host 2 months 1 week ago #104832

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Me too, had similar problem. I followed the installation steps (manual.limesurvey.org/Installation_of_th...Survey_XAMPP_package) correctly and installed XAMPP package on my Window 7 machine, but could not get my browser (IExplore) to open http://localhost/admin (step3 of the installation) and login. Instead, I received following error:

Internal Server Error
CDbconnection failed to open the DBconnection

You mentioned try install Limesurvey in another folder in the htdocs folder. Could you be more specific how to do so (instruction procedures?). FYI. I can locate c:\xampp\htdocs folder but not sure how and what to install..


Please help
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Installed the XAMPP package but cant Log in as an admin to the local host 2 months 1 week ago #104836

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If you had problems please uninstall the old LimeSurvey on XAMPP package using the windows installer, wipe the xampp dir completely and install the latest build (xampp package) released a couple days ago. That one will properly install.
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