php7.4 or above wont run
Posted by: ChrisUCLA (
Date: January 27, 2023 11:56PM

Hi, I downloaded and installed the wampsever update to latest 3.3.1. Runs great. So I installed php 7.4 and 8, however, when I switch the setting in php>version to 7.4 or 8 I no longer get green, it stays yellow. I updated myphpadmin to 5.2 but that gets me a yellow status as well.

I can go back to php 7.0, and it works, however, wordpress is hounding me to update and my site keeps going offline for 10 mins at a time multiple times a day.

I know, its an old machine running windows 7, but it worked well enough until recently with the site going up and down.

Is there something I am missing to get wampserver to run on 7.4 or higher?

Thank you,


Re: php7.4 or above wont run
Posted by: Otomatic (Moderator)
Date: January 28, 2023 09:49AM


I just tested on a Windows 7 that I still have and PHP 7.4.33, 8.2.1 and PhpMyAdmin 5.2.0 still work without any problem.

Maybe you are not up to date with the VC++ redistributables and mainly VS17 !

- Verify that all VC ++ packages are installed and with the latest versions.
To do this, use the tool:
Checks VC++ packages installed
Do not use a previously loaded tool. Make a new download to make sure you are using the correct version.
To download missing packages, do not rely on Microsoft links, they are not reliable, download packages on in section Visual C++ Redistribuable Packages
Do not forget that if you have a 64 bit Windows, you must install both 32 and 64 bit versions of each package.
You must install each package "as an administrator", so right-click the exe file and then run as Administrator.

I would like to point out that Windows 7 is no longer supported since more than three years (January 14, 2020) and that if Wampserver addons and updates are allowed to be installed, it is without any guarantee of functioning.

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