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Download latest stable release of Cassandra at Cassandra website
Configuration Files (can be opened in Notepad/Text-pad/etc.)
In most cases adjustments aren't necessary, just download, install, and run!
If changes to config files is necessary, click Config files
At command prompt, get to the Cassandra Directory
At "Cassandra/bin/..." type "Cassandra -f", invoking the Cassandra service.
With no errors, etc. Cassandra should be working correctly.
Pressing "Control-C" stops Cassandra.
In some cases, changes to Config files maybe necessary
Or Win7 may require a different approach, such as using DOS command prompt.