I tried to upgrade the Rust extension for Atom

and it faulted, so I tried a clean install and that faulted too, as did the attempt to install it via the command line. any ideas ? thanks.

You might want to follow that error message. It looks like git submodule update is failing because something’s missing in your MinGW installation. I’d recommend reinstalling MinGW or installing Git for Windows.

Yup. did all that and it still faulted. but this morning it worked. thanks