First, browse to
Click on the Install Cygwin
link near the top of the teal-colored box on the left-hand side of
the page and follow the instructions.
Make sure you use
the 64-bit version of the setup program if
you have a 64-bit computer.
Answer all the questions using the default answers.
You will be asked to select a location from which to download.
Pick any location; some will be slow and some will be fast.
Hopefully, you'll pick a fast location.
At some point,
you will be asked to select some packages. Click on plus signs next
Finally, click on the Next button in the lower right corner
and continue accepting defaults.
Devel and click on the Skip column entry next to the
and make entries. Note: you can find these packages faster if
you type the package you are looking for into the Search box in the
upper left area of the Cygwin setup window.
and click on the Skip labels next to the emacs, vim, and vim-common
and click on the Skip label next to the libreadline-devel entry.
32-bit Cygwin users will need to install the readline package instead
(use the Search box to find this package).
and click on the Skip label next to the openssh entry.
and click on the Skip label next to the ncurses entry.
and click on the Skip label next to the wget entry.
To double-check that things are working,
open a Cygwin terminal (there should be an icon on your Desktop now).