I am new to Magento. I have read the requirements for Magento. I dont have a linux box and I have to make do with my Windows one.
I am trying to install Magento 2.3 with sample data on XAMPP 7.3 by following https://www.mageplaza.com/devdocs/how-install-magento-2-windows.html.
I completed the installation. However when i hit localhost/magento (i have named the dir as magento in htdocs), it doesnt load the static assets like iamges, js, fonts. So i get almost an empty page
When i inspected the page(in chrome browser) and i noticed that static assets were not going loaded as most of the fonts, js etc were not there in pub/static dir.
I tried running magento setup:static-content:deploy -f to deploy the static files.
However there is no improvement and the page is empty (http://localhost/magento).
I am grateful for any help in resolving this issue.