Consider giving as much information on your situation as you can. For example: Where did you get the installation files from? May I assume you have a 64-bit Windows7 version?
As development of Atom is on-going it is worth keeping an eye on:
… best to avoid the BETA versions for now.
The current stable versions of Atom can be found here:
…of which the Windows installable is: https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.20.0/AtomSetup-x64.exe …
There are portable versions too. Those are the ones listed with “atom-windows.zip” (32-bit) and “atom-x64-windows.zip” (64-bit). Do not worry about these right now. However know that the instructions are available in the
flight manual (http://flight-manual.atom.io/).
Possible steps to follow:
Uninstall the Atom version you have. It should not live in the folder you mention.
If you have not done so - install Python as per instruction of the book or from
www.python.org. Make sure to have the correct python version and the
python command is loaded into your ‘PATH’.
To test if Python is working correctly - enter the command
python in the command prompt (
cmd.exe). This should give a response.
Install Atom from .
Test if Atom opens properly.
So… start there and see if you can follow the instructions of the book from there.
- Dan Padric