XAMPP on Windows / Apache does not start

If you get the following error in a console from xampp-start.exe :

AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address
AH00451: no listening sockets available, shutting down
AH00015: Unable to open logs

use the command netstat -ano  and find the process-id of the process that is blocking
Open the taskmanager and kill the process.

The vmware remote process is well known to listen at these address.