Unable to open the 8.2.0 installation wizard on XAMPP/Windows

Hello community,
I read the installation manual and think I did everything according to it.
In httpd-vhosts.conf I added:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName localhost
    DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/suitecrm8/public"
	<Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs/suitecrm8/public">
        AllowOverride All
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from All
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

and made sure in httpd.conf
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
is uncommented.

And still the browser hangs for while and then stops without result when I try to open the public folder.
I even debugged /public/index.php and found that the call
$legacyRoute = $kernel->getLegacyRoute($request);
causes the issue.

I am using PHP 8.1, Apache 2.4 and Windows 10.

What am I missing? Any help is greatly appcreciated.

The compatibly matrix of suitecrm says that it is compatible with php 8 not php 8.1. In my opinion suitecrm works best with php 7.4

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I had tried with PHP 8.0 as well, without success.