I wanted to use IndexOptions FancyIndexing in XAMPP 1.7.4 Windows. To get it to work I had to do the following modification in \xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-autoindex.conf:
Changed from: <IfModule autoindex_color_module>
To: <IFModule autoindex_module>
Autoindex_color_module does not seem to be a part of XAMPP anymore. But in \xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf I found autoindex_module activated by default. After changing to this module as mentioned above I got IndexOptions FancyIndexing to work without doing anything with .htaccess.
Bjorn Roger Rasmussen - http://web.brr.no/