I cannot install Atom on Windows 10 64 bit.
The only explanation I can find is that maybe the path names are too long for this particular installation. When I gave up and ran the unzipped portable version, it did seem to work. However, when I deleted the folder at the end of the day, I got a message that Windows could not put it all in the Recycle bin, because the paths were too long.
The path to the desktop is:
I have saved the log file, but it is over 300 lines long, so I won’t include it unless asked to.
I might add that I am an instructor and I would like to install Atom on user machines for obvious reasons. The machines are routinely re-imaged, and I have no control over the image. I am, however, prepared to hack the registry.
I might also add that personally I am a Mac user, so I might be missing a trick that real Windows users know.