Wordpress install

I am trying to install WordPress on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit).   I tried setting up with XAMPP and was getting an error "object not found" when browsing to http://localhost/wp.
I read quite a few posts that mentioned many causes, including one indicating it is better to use WAMP. However I was getting the same error after trying WAMP as well.  I would prefer to use XAMPP if possible.  Any ideas or feedback which method is better running Wordpress on Windows 7 (64-bit) ?  And also any potential ideas on resolving the object not found error.  I had all of the services running.   Thanks for any info.
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Maria Benedict Nishanth ACommented:
For your kind note:
1) First verify http://localhost is running
2) Create a new folder in xampp/htdocs/wp
3) Place the wordpress source in the wp directory
3) Open web browser
4) Call URL http://localhost/wp
5) Install wp
6) Enjoy wp

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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
Fantastic, it works!  Thanks very much for the clear instructions.
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