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After getting my web server setup, I'm trying to finish a test hidden service. I'm receiving the error: "Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use [WSAEADDRINUSE ]. Is Tor already running?"

How can you manually close the existing listener so there aren't two connections trying to be established? I'm using Powershell, Windows 10. Thank you!

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It's a windows 10 bug - it binds some of system services to it - and I bet it's done on purpose! Just choose another port - I used 9999 or 19999 - and it worked well. Microsoft has it's affiliations with a privacy-invading state structures, you know - so it was quite an unpleasant surprise for me too like a year+ ago. Just change the port - and that's it.

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