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I tried to install xampp and xampplite http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html but could not start the apache server it appeared to be a problem with using port 80
I installed wampserver http://www.wampserver.com/en/ (similar to xampp, less features but still ok for Drupal) and the port 80 test determined that Skype may be using it
I closed Skype and then the server was able to run and I could put wamp online and view the test pages - working fine
I restarted Skype which went through a reinstall procedure, I guess to automatically change ports, so now I have the wamp server and Skype both running
If you are having trouble with wamp, xampp or xampplite try closing Skype