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I'm replacing an old laptop and trying to get a Joomla 3.9.21 test site runing on the new computer. Since I've done this in the past, decided to do so manually instead of using XAMPP.

Running on Windows 10, all Apache, php, mysql and phpmyadmin are working correctly. I can access localhost files and been able to handle the database.

When I run localhost/mysite/installation I can go through all the steps up to the point to click the INSTALL button.

The installer actually writes on the database 14 tables and suddenly it stalls. The installation progress bar stops. If I access the site in a new tab at this time, the installation page comes up again. Is there a way to show the installation steps taking place to find out where is the problem to find it's solution ?

I presume it could / should be a config error either in Apache, PHP or MySql.

I've already done the following:

Apache httpd.conf

ServerName localhost
PHPIniDir "c:\php"
LoadModule php7_module "c:\php\php7apache2_4.dll"
AddHandler application x-httpd-php .php

php.ini

uncommented extensions for curl, mbstring and mysqli

Thanks

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    Nevermind... increased max_execution_time in php.ini and that got me going.
    – GeoLeo68
    Sep 13 '20 at 5:34
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Head to xampp\htdocs\Your joomla files\installation\sql\mysql and in this folder, find the Joomla.sql file in the folder, use your editor to open it and do the following:

  1. search for

"ENGINE=InnoDB"

  1. Replace all occurrences with

"ENGINE=MyIsam"

  1. Try the installation again.

If the above would not solve the problem, navigate to xampp\php \ php.ini , open the file with your text editor, search and update the following value max_execution_time = 30 to max_execution_time = 280 or any value higher. Restart your Apache and try installation again.

See more details here

I hope it helps.

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