How do I get an Akeeba backup JPA file of my site into XAMPP on my local machine?

I have a backup on my desktop of our Joomla website in a JPA file created through Akeeba backup. I want to view it locally on my computer with XAMPP. After installing XAMPP what are the steps I must take to restore my JPA file into XAMPP? I am running Joomla Version 1.5.23. Thanks.
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Panagiotis SConnect With a Mentor web developer - designer Commented:
put the jpa file with the kickstart file (download from the akeeba site) to the htdocs folder of xampp and open http://localhost/the folder that you have put the files

then follow the steps

(Firstly you have to create a database and  a user )
iamdiggnifiedAuthor Commented:
Panagiotiss, can you clarify the path of the local host folder? Where would be the localhost folder on my local machine?
Panagiotis Sweb developer - designer Commented:
it doesnt matter try http://localhost and you will see
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