Hello Joe and welcome.
Before asking your questions, which most likely have been asked and answered before, try doing a Search
in the XAMPP for Windows
Forum using the Apache Friends in English
Category first - you may be surprised how much quicker this approach can be even if your search reveals many results to scan through.
1. The new DeskTopXampp
Launch Control for XAMPP / XAMPPlite
Posted by Ridgewood
available from Ridgewood'sDTX web site
2. Build Rich AJAX
Applications - Faster
TIBCO General Interface Pro Edition
and Open Source
Fully working with NO
donations required to get a user/password