# PEAR with XAMPP on Windows

Alas, I find myself having to do some work on a Windows machine. I also find myself needing some additional PEAR libraries that don’t come pre-installed as part of XAMPP. I found the below commands in a comment at http://www.tohir.co.za/2006/07/pear-on-xampp-windows.html, and have taken the liberty to “re-translate” them. These instructions will setup MDB2 and the MySQL MDB2 driver on your Windows XAMPP system.Open up a command prompt, and cd to your XAMPP PHP directory. Assuming XAMPP is on your C drive:

`cd \xampp\php`
`go-pear`
`pear install MDB2`
`pear install pear/MDB2#mysql`