WordPress will work fine in XAMPP and a forum search, using the advanced search feature, in the XAMPP for Windows forum for keyword wordpress will find many post, some helpful.
I did a tutorial on how to create a WordPress database in phpMyAdmin for another member which may be found in the search results and if not I will give you a link when you are ready.
Tip - download the EXE (7zip) self extracting version and extract to the C:\ drive which will put the files into C:\xampp folder in their proper places.
Then run the setup_xampp.bat file found in the C:\xampp folder to set all the paths correctly.
Then run xampp-control.exe found again in the C:\xampp to Start the Apache and MySQL components, but do not click on the Admin... button next to MySQL or you will have bad errors, use phpMyAdmin instead.