Hi - I looked at SS a few years ago - time for another look. :-)
I downloaded and installed on my local Win 7 PC using option 3 on the download page.
I can get into the CMS ok when doing it - but wondered why the getting started documentation didn't match. Then I realised that the documentation was referring to Version 3, not the 2.4.7 version I had installed using option 3.
So might as well start out using version 3...
I extracted SilverStripe-cms-v3.0.0 download to a folder in MyWebSites, rename it to silverstripecms.
I have then discovered that I need to go to files in webmatrix, right click install.php and launch in browser.
Install page warned about php missing fileinfo support.
Now on installation page got...
Building database schema...
Warning: require_once(zend_translate_railsyaml/library/Translate/Adapter/RailsYAML.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in C:\Users\Nick_2\Documents\My Web Sites\silverstripethree\framework\i18n\i18nRailsYamlAdapter.php on line 3 Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required 'zend_translate_railsyaml/library/Translate/Adapter/RailsYAML.php' (include_path='C:\Users\Nick_2\Documents\My Web Sites\silverstripethree/framework;C:\Users\Nick_2\Documents\My Web Sites\silverstripethree/framework/parsers;C:\Users\Nick_2\Documents\My Web Sites\silverstripethree/framework/thirdparty;.;C:\php\pear') in C:\Users\Nick_2\Documents\My Web Sites\silverstripethree\framework\i18n\i18nRailsYamlAdapter.php on line 3