Windows 7 Download issue

I am new to programming and Python and trying to use Atom on my personal computer. I have Windows 7 and downloaded Atom. When it launches, it opens to just a black screen (see attached). In reviewing other strings, I added C:\Users%name%\AppData\Local\atom\bin\ to PATH and also deleted the Storage directory from the .atom directory. I can open it from the Command line but I get nothing more than the black screen.

I need to clarify that it now opens after a rather long time. Now the issue is it’s slow to open. Any suggestions?