I have atom working fine for some months on a windows 7 box and have been able to install and update packages.
Recently I moved to git for windows and started using 2.3.7 version.
Possibly this has caused me to not be able to update packages.
Here is an error I have gotten for atom-beautify.
A:>apm update atom-beautify
Package Updates Available (1)
└── atom-beautify 0.24.1 -> 0.27.0
Would you like to install these updates? (yes) yes
Installing email@example.com to A:\Apps.atom\packages failed
npm ERR! git fetch -a origin (https://github.com/ariya/esprima.git)
npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR! argv “A:\AppData\atom\app-0.196.0\resources\app\apm\bin\\node.exe” “A:\AppData\atom\app-0.196.0\resources\app\apm\node_modules\npm\bin\npm-cli.js” “–globalconfig” “A:\App
s\.atom\.apm\.apmrc” “–userconfig” “A:\Apps\.atom\.apmrc” “install” “D:\Users\ASIDDI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\d-11546-17916-1ujbhlu\package.tgz” “–target=0.22.0” “–arch=ia32” "–msvs_versi
npm ERR! node v0.10.35
npm ERR! npm v2.5.1
npm ERR! code 128
npm ERR! Command failed:
npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this error at:
npm ERR! http://github.com/npm/npm/issues
Not sure how to resolve the issue.