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WebAssist loads very slow under Windows 8 and XAMPP

Thread began 2/26/2013 6:45 pm by Christopher West | Last modified 2/27/2013 6:06 pm by Jason Byrnes | 4266 views | 10 replies |

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

WebAssist loads very slow under Windows 8 and XAMPP

Hi there, I just installed a new Windows 8 system (fresh install, latest drivers, software etc)
(I used to use Windows 7 without issues)

I am now using XAMPP for my localhost as WAMP does seem to play nice in Windows 8.

When I go to open a server behaviour it takes a long time for the panel to display the options as though its thinking about it for example to load up DataAssist Update Single Record server behaviour takes around 12 seconds to display!. Considering this is a new fresh install of all latest drivers and software I was wondering if this is a Windows 8 issue or a XAMPP server issue that maybe already reported? Just wondering what I can do to make things run faster like they used to do on my previous Windows 7 system?

Chris

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

Anyone having issues with Windows 8 and WebAssist extensions??

I have tried a fresh Windows 8 restore using XAMPP for my local host and still the webassist extensions panels (such as the update server behaviour etc) takes an aweful long time to display (around 15 seconds).

Chris

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

When they do open, does it show the table listing for the connection properly?

If you create a results page, can you test it in your testing server?

Does the results page take a while to load?

Are you using a 64 Bit system?

What Dreamweaver version?

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

Hi Just spoke to Ray briefly, it probably XAMPP that's the issue.
I never had problems with my version of Dreamweaver back on my Windows 7 install using WampServer.

but When I tried to install Wamp on Windows 8 I needed certain php version and it wouldn't work correctly on Windows 8 so I decided to try using XAMPP.

Im using Creative Cloud version of Dreamweaver CS6 (not the final update though as that replaces the conventional html forms that break certain aspects of WebAssist extensions)

Im using Windows 8 Pro 64bit verison.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yeah, it probably is Xampp causing the slow down.

it could be that the windows firewall (or another firewall) is blocking the port to the MySQL server.

i dont think it;s specific to Windows 8, Through a Google search for:
XAMPP runs slowly

I can see many threads of people having a similar problem.

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

Hi, I had a google search but most users had problems with the localhost running slow in terms of the browser - im having problems with slowness in direct relation to the recordset dialog box opening up and webassist extensions dialog box opening up. I am attaching 2 screen shots od xaamp services and start up just in caser they highlight anything that I need to check. I have uninstalled also Skype, I have disabled windows 8 firewall and I have deactivated much of the start up processes.. I even went into the hosts file and uncommented 127.0.0.1 as noted on some forum posts after googling..But still the slowless of the dialog boxes...just wondered if there is anything else I need to check....I never had this problem on windows 7 using WAMPServer...only noticed it in Windows 8 using XAMPP..I also read about Windows 8 iis6 service conflict but that doesn't get installed or I cannot see any reference to it on my system.

Chris

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

This is not a problem I have encountered. I don't have windows 8 installed to test with, so really can't give to much advice about it.

The only thing that comes to mind is to disable IPV6. I remember having a problem in Windows 7 with XAMPP and disabling IPV6 fixed it. I'll be honest, I don't remember what the problem was, it was a while ago.

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

Jason you are once again a star :)

I googled IPV6 disabling in windows 8 (I had to also use a registry hack) but after initial testing in dreamweaver the dialog boxes seem to load much faster :)

here is a link to the process if any other users encounter the problem:

how-to-disable-ipv6-in-windows-8.html

best regards

Chris

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Nice! it was a complete stretch, but I'm happy to hear it worked.

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

Im just doing further tests as nice to make sure it doesn't break anything else in the system...I noticed that in control panel that " Teredo tunneling pseudo-interface" shows as an explanation mark - this is part and parcel of ipv6 as it acts as a go between ipv4. I wondering to deactivate this as well?

cHRIS

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