Windows install requires .NET 4.5


I have tried to install Atom on Windows 7 and the AtomSetup.exe displays an information window that ‘This application requires the .NET Framework 4.5’.

Is this really necessary to add a dependency on the .NET framework? Which component requires it and is it possible to skip it?

Thank you.


The installer: Squirrel is built in C#


So would it be possible to just download it as a .zip file or something?


Yes, this is how I always update Atom as I dislike the installer. You can go to and download

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Awesome :smile: TYVM!