XAMPP is cool.. there are two things that I wish someone said to me, 1> you need to populate the posts / pages (or import) 2> some things go a bit weird on it that were fine on the webserver. Nonetheless, I use it alot! .. my points are only cautionary.
Now, if you want to preview on your actual blog.. then maybe you will want to try:
you have to manually switch pages (it doesn't fix links to to posts pages, you just are adding an extension manually to the web address to the pages you want to check), but I find it works good as a live test before an update!