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Download the installer
The first step to getting DataStax 1.2 running on your PC is to download the Windows installer for it. The installer provides a positively Windows-like experience: there are no manual steps required, no scripts to run, or anything of that sort. Just run the installer and everything you need will be on your local machine.
To get the installer, head over to http://www.datastax.com/download/community and grab the appropriate installer. The Windows 7 64-bit installer (which also works on Windows 8) is highlighted here.