It does help too, I guess, that my 1-year-old laptop
(Core2duo, Intel T7200, 2GHz, 4Mb cache, 2Gb 667MHz DDR2RAM, 8Mb buffer 7200rpm SATA HDrv)
has enough hardware, even if in such a small box, to be able to handle enough decently
the whole setup & running of XAMPP AND all the Magento requirements.
Thus, following your suggested Wiki’s instructions, everything went