# Windows – WAMP Server’s Apache Service Not Starting in Windows 8

apache-http-serverPHPwampwebserverwindows 8

I have a problem starting the Apache Service in WAMP Server, when i test port 80, I get the following message on the console

Your port 80 is actually used by :
Server: Microsoft -HTTPAPI/2.0


Things i did:

used netstat -aon from the command prompt to check what is running on port 80 and i get something with a PID of 4.

This PID of 4 corresponds to a file named – ntoskrnl (NT Kernel & System) in C:\Windows\System32

How do I go about solving this issue?