Setting up Emacs on Windows 10

Emacs runs quite well on Windows 10, but to get it to work correctly it needs to be setup with a couple of other requirements

  1. Setup HOME environment variable, find it via “environment” in cortana search
  2. Download Emacs and Emacs Deps
  3. Combine both into a folder under C:\Program Files\emacs

With this in place the runemacs.exe will start an emacs session, and with the dependencies in place TLS will work as well for getting packages from melpa, elpa, etc.

I also use org-mode for my notes and todo list, to allow it to sync with mobile it requires sha1sum.exe, available as a binary download. With the binary copied in place of the emacs binary org-mobile-push org-mobile-pull will work.

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