There's a problem right away - I have no go-pear.bat file in my PHP root directory. Which for the record is "C:\php".
At first I tried looking for the go-pear.bat file online but couldn't find it. I did find one .phar file, which "Windows couldn't run" (I'm running on Windows 7 64-bit).
After that I tried following the Pyrus instructions:
using it, download the pyrus.phar file from http://pear2.php.net/pyrus.phar. Once downloaded, you
can begin using Pyrus right away:
The first time you use Pyrus, you’ll be prompted to specify where you’d like to store installed PEAR
It is worth noting that I am running "PHP 5.3.1 or newer". PHP 5.4.6 to be specific. So I tried downloading that, then I placed it in C:\pear and attempted to run it via the command prompt. Running .phar again seems to be the problem. The quoted instructions are instructions for Windows as well. Could any of you guys offer some advice on this?