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How to installing Moodle 2.4.3 into xampp1.8.1
I had a tough time installing moodle in xampp 1.8.1 as it had extensions problem.It is better you install moodle in xampp 1.7 as all the extensions are readily set.Just be sure to config your moodle database in utf-8.
I didnt have any trouble on xampp1.8.1....just followed the instructions available...It worked smoothly for me.
What is the error that is being shown?
I was having 2 errors that time.That was extension not found.Extension were zip and xmlrpc!
I dont think those are 'errors' as such, they just mean you don't have some of the optional components of a php setup installed and moodle catches these as being necessary dependencies.
If you look on the moodle environment checks page there is a help link by each one which tells you how to download and install those addons into your php environment. All you actually need to do is add these in and your moodle environment will install fine. from memory, on Linux at least, its 2 or 3 very simple apt-get install commands - not sure on Windows as I don't use it for hosting anything, even (especially!) my development/testing systems, but it shouldn't be too difficult.
I had that extensions present in my system,it was just that they were disabled.But when i enabled them the problem i faced was that i was getting download option whenever i ran localhost.It was kind of weired one.I searched it for 8 hrs at a strech and finally downgraded my xampp version and problem was solved.
It sounds like you have downloaded and added the wrong Moodle package.
XAMPP is a server that you set up on your computer...yes?
In which case there should be a www directory?
All you need to do is download a copy of a standard Moodle 2.4 package ( http://download.moodle.org/download.php/stable24/moodle-latest-24.zip ) and extract the files into your XAMPP /www directory.
The Moodle.exe you are talking about is a standalone Moodle instance that has XAMPP already in it. So you cannot install that into an XAMPP server. That's why it does not work. Unless I have read your question wrongly?