I don't know much about xammp, as I to have have just started.
I had a problem with it and still have but that is another post to come.
The problem was, getting into phpMyAdmin to start a data base.
After following the video tutorial I had password issues.
I un-installed xammp and unlike the video left security unchecked.
Accessing phpMyAdmin was a straight click go issue after that and I think you'll find the database is set up straight forward as well.