Curl localhost port failure

New to influx and bcurl and wget!.

On new Windows 7 system, have downloaded influx 1.5.2 yesterday, and trying to get curl up and running.
Github start instruction not clear.

Have put influx.exe under my GOPATH bin folder.
Try using curl on github, and get
curl: )7) Failed to connect to localhost port 8086: Connection refused

Clearly I have configuration issues, but what do I need to to fix it?

It sounds like you’re trying to run InfluxDB on Windows and send commands using curl, as per the instructions in the GitHub README, is that correct?

First, you will need to make sure the database is running. The database executable is influxd.exe. Open a copy of Command Prompt or PowerShell, navigate to where the executable is located, and run the executable file.

Once the database is running, you should be able to send commands using curl. You will also be able to connect to the database using the command-line-interface, which is the influx.exe executable.