A. What version of Windows are you running XAMPP on?
B. I am unaware of any reason that you should not be able to execute CGI programs in \xampp\cgi-bin. I run Perl scripts from that folder regularly on both XP and Windows 7. I think what they mean is 'you need to modify' the Handler to see Perl scripts as CGI files.
You will have to ask them if their script is mod_perl and Perl 5.10 compatible FIRST~. IF the script is compatible - this may fix everything.
Save/rename the original \xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-perl.conf file
copy C:\xampp177\apache\conf\extra\startup.pl to C:\xampp177\apache\conf\extra\startup.cgi
make this your new c:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-perl.conf:
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LoadModule perl_module modules/mod_perl.so
AddType text/html .cgi
# ASP settings
C. On the assumption that you installed XAMPP in the root of C:\, the shebang line should look like this:
You should really check with them and tell them you installed on XAMPP, they may have a complete 'fix' already.