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I have followed all the instructions here:

to install & config apache get the PHP5 packages and get the CURL packages.

I run the apache and run a PHP script. no problem. but when I run the php script with curl, it fails.

It returns: **Call to undefined function curl_version() in C:Program FilesApache Software FoundationApache2.2htdocstesting.php on line 5**

In which line 5 is a called to curl_init()

I output the php -i to see whether the right path to extension is called. It is correctly set:

extension_dir => C:PHPext => C:PHPext
cURL support => enabled
cURL Information => libcurl/7.16.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3

I even tried to run curl_version() but still, same kind of error comes up.
It looks like the PHP can't find the CURL extension, but the php.ini (and also php -i) shows that it is set.

any idea? :)

P.S>  System I m running on:
Windows XP
Apache 2.2
PHP 5.2.6
CURL Win32 Generic Binaries: Win32 2000/XP  metalink    7.19.0  binary  SSL enabled     Daniel Stenberg     249 KB

I didn't get this:

Win32 2000/XP   7.19.0  libcurl     SSL enabled     Günter Knauf    1.55 MB
Should I get this one instead?

The reason I need to use CURL is that it is the requirement from my project. So, I can only stick with that. XAMPP... how does it work in Windows? Is there any site that you can recommend? Thanks.

I have tried a lot of things on installing cURL and check everything, but still, I'm stilling circling around the problem and have no idea what's going on.

The Apache server uses the right PHP.ini. and the PHP.ini has the correct extension_dir and extension=php_curl.dll I have no idea why it doesn't work. even I follow every step for setting it up. :(



You're probably mistaking what PHP.ini you need to edit. first, add a PHPinfo(); to a info.php, and run it from your browser.

Write down the PHP ini directory path you see in the variables list now! You will probably notice that it's different from your PHP-CLI ini file.

Enable the extension

You're done :-)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

If you don't already have a C/C++ development environment installed that is compatible with the Visual Studio binaries distributed by, then you should stick to installing only pure Python packages or packages for which a Windows binary is available.

Fortunately, there are PyCrypto binaries available for Windows:

As @Udi suggests in the comment below, the following command also installs pycrypto and can be used in virtualenv as well:


Notice to choose the relevant link for your setup from this list

If you're looking for builds for Python 3.5, see PyCrypto on python 3.5

Saturday, December 3, 2022

In the Cygwin package manager, click on curl from within the "net" category. Yes, it's that simple.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

You should be able to load the registry hive from your BartPE boot CD. You can follow the instructions listed here:

To load a hive into the registry

  1. Open Registry Editor
  2. In the registry tree (on the left), click either the HKEY_USERS or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE keys
  3. On the File menu, click Load Hive.
  4. In Look in, click the drive, folder, or network computer and folder that contains the hive you want to load.
  5. Click Open.
  6. In Key Name, type the name that you want to assign to the hive, and then click OK.


  • Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Your best chance of running the installer off the drive is to boot into an older version of Windows (e.g. 95, 98 or 2000), and running the installer.

Bear in mind that you don't need a full version of Windows - just a system diskette to get the machine running.

As an aside, don't forget that you'll need an OS that sees NTFS if that's how you formatted your drive, in which case you could possibly go back to FAT32 to use my suggested method.

Sunday, December 18, 2022
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