Install Xampp on your local machine, copy the database from your production board onto your local machine and run the upgrade from there.
One that fits your operating system and still has PHP5 in it. I.e. if you're using Windows then one of https://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/ ... ws/5.6.40/ should be your choice.
Password conversion Due to the utf-8 based handling of passwords in phpBB3, it is not always possible to transfer all passwords. For passwords "lost in translation" the easiest workaround is to use the I forgot my password link on the login page.
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UPDATE newDatabase.phpbb_users, oldDatabase.phpbb_users SET newDatabase.phpbb_users.user_password = oldDatabase.phpbb_users.user_password WHERE newDatabase.phpbb_users.user_id = oldDatabase.phpbb_users.user_id;
if on windows use the link from amigojack and get the xampp-windows-x64-5.6.40-1-VC11-installer.exe if your on a 64-bit machine if not then xampp-win32-5.6.40-0-VC11-installer.exe