While installing Magento on WAMP, an error might pop up during installation:
PHP extension "curl" must be loaded.
Even though curl extension is enabled from the WAMP icon in System tray, it might not work in Windows 7 or Windows 8 64 bit version. To fix it, first edit the following files:
File php.ini: C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.22\bin\php.ini
File php.ini: C:\wamp\\bin\php\php5.3.13\php.ini
File phpForApache.ini: C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.13\phpForApache.ini
Edit all those files, search for “curl” and uncomment the line by removing semicolon in front of it:
Now, download the appropriate curl extension for you PHP version:
Replace the file at C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.4.3\ext\\php_curl.dll with the downloaded one. Restart WAMPServer.
This issue was resolved in WAMPServer 2.2 on WIndows 7 x64 bit and Windows 8 x64 bit.
Windows 8 doesn’t have the good old Start button. Microsoft left their dedicated desktop users in the lurch because it doesn’t provide any option to bring back the Start button and menu. That’s where vendors like Samsung come in. An app called Quick Starter released by Samsung intends to provide a replacement for the Start Button in Windows 8.
In addition to Start button and menu, Quick Starter provides a dock where additional category buttons can be created. Shortcuts, folders, files can be dropped onto these categories for easy access.
Download Quick Starter
Adobe made available the Adobe Creative Suite 2 freely available for download and use.
The suite includes Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, Acrobat Pro 8.0, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Audition 3.0 and some others.
The download links are available on: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
To disable automatically creating thumbnails cache files “Thumbs.db” in Windows 8:
- Open Run dialog: “Windows Key + r”.
- Type and run: gpedit.msc
- Navigate to: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.
- Set this option to Enabled: “Turns off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files.”