On installing XAMPP and Joomla on my Windows 64bit system I get the following errors on configuration and when editing pages:-
Strict Standards: Accessing static property JCache::$_handler as non static in C:\xampp\htdocs\Myschool\libraries\joomla\cache\cache.php on line 420
I looked at the forums and some people modified the configuration files but I found that this didn’t work for me. It fixed the error in config but not when editing pages.
What did work for me was to download the 64bit version of WAMPServer and use this instead of XAMPP.