Cannot run Setup.exe; "This app cannot run on your PC" error


#1

Couple things FYI:

  • Windows 8 “home edition” user (No pro edition or anything)
  • Obviously this means no secpol access for me
  • 64 bit CPU
  • Have looked around for a fix already, so sorry for the new thread
  • Trying to download atom for learning python (yes, total PC noob, but you figured that out by now :wink:

Please assist, as I really want to get into coding. Direct me to the proper thread if necessary…it’s not like I haven’t looked for it.

Thank you so much!


#2

What link did you download from?


#3

#4

Sorry, I downloaded from the atom.io webpage


#5

I don’t know why the installer isn’t working for you, but you can go here and download the file called atom-x64-windows.zip. That contains the executable file for Atom, and everything it needs to run. You can get started with that while trying to figure out why the installer isn’t running.


#6

It’s possible that you’ve got the 32-bit version of Windows 8 (which can run on a 64-bit PC). The 64-bit version of Atom will not run on 32-bit Windows. In that case you’d need the file atom-windows.zip instead.