I wanted to use mod_wsgi for my python scripts, but I soon learned, that mod_wsgi is not supporting apache 2.4.4 yet(?).
So far i had installed XAMPP version 1.8.3.
So back to Apache version 2.2 with the latest XAMPP version 1.7.7, downloadable from sourceforge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%20Windows/1.7.7/ (for Windows)
This version is from September 2011, so if I'm wrong with this, please tell me.