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    OK,

    Now I want to install my vB on my home computer and not on the internet. Normally I just upload the folder to the webhost and type in the URL, but what do I need to do to get it working on my computer. What do I need to download?

    Should I install it on a Linux or Windows computer? I am using Vista right now. But I have another computer I can install Linux on but I don't know where to get Linux or how to install it. I've never used it before.

    Where do I get the newest version of Linux? Is it really free?

  • #2
    You could do that, but that means you will have to install the following server applications on your PC:

    - A Web Server
    - PHP
    - MySQL

    Here is one option to do that:

    http://www.en.wampserver.com/

    Note: We do not provide support for setting up servers. vBulletin requires a web server that includes PHP (minimum version 4.3.3) and MySQL (minimum 4.0.16) installed. As long as you have a host or server that meets these requirements you will be able to install and run our software.
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    • #3
      I don't want a server. I'm taking some computer programming classes and I want to use the forum as my notebook. So I don't have to use paper. I can put all my code examples and notes in vB and then I can search them easily. I'm not making a server for other people to use. I just want to know how to install on my computer.

      I'm using Vista

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      • #4
        If you want to install vB on your computer, you need to turn it into a web server.
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        • #5
          OK, then what do I download? There are too many links.

          http://www.php.net/downloads.php
          http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html

          I will put it on my XP computer instead.

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          • #6
            As per my post: http://www.en.wampserver.com/
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            • #7
              I dont know what that is but I cant read that language. I am english speaking.

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              • #8
                They seem to have messed up that link. Use this: http://www.wampserver.com/en/

                Note: Trying to install a web server, PHP and MySQL separately will be even more complicated.
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                • #9
                  OK I got that installed but now I cant use vb. I extracted project tools and blog just fine but when I try to extract vb it fails to extract the files. I deleted it and downloaded it again just now and tried to extract it again and it still fails to extract the files.

                  I just says:

                  "Windows Explorer is taking too long to finish this process and has stopped responding."

                  When I try to extract vb is says 10 minuets remaining.

                  Is there something wrong with the download for my version?

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                  • #10
                    It's either a bad download or there is a problem with your zip extractor.
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                    • #11
                      I just downloaded it again and it still doing it. How come I get 3 corrupt copies right in a row.

                      I just downloaded it and clicked on it and windows explorer crashes. I downloaded the blog again and that one extract just fine. How can I get a unzipped copy?

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                      • #12
                        There is no unzipped copy available. The only choices are in the Members Area download section.

                        This is a problem caused by some firewall software and download managers. Temporarily disable any such software prior to accessing the Members Area. Then try the download again.
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                        • #13
                          I shut off windows firewall didn't work. everytime it crashes at 3 min 45 sec.
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                          • #14
                            I don't know what else to tell you. Clearly something is wrong on your end. Sorry.
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                            • #15
                              I'm going down stairs to try it on my other computer, and if it still doesnt work then I know something is fishy.

                              BRB

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