If you have the Windows driver already installed, see if the cutter shows up in your "printer" list. Then see if you can "print" from whatever your design software of choice is (Ai, DRAW, Inkscape etc). That would probably be the cheapest way to get it running if that works. If that doesn't work, can always see if there is a plugin for your respective design software that will take over that functionality. That may or may not cost you, it just depends.
Now, the downside to cutting directly from your design software, there are quite a lot of automated tasks that you'll have to manually do. A lot of plugins will probably have the more necessary tasks automated, but that is the biggest issue with cutting directly from your design program. It cuts in order of layer hierarchy, if there is no plugin/program to say otherwise.