> > Do not get too discouraged! ...
> Thanks for the encouragement!
> I was able to install the build tools without error this time using the prepackaged
> installer by unpacking to C: (rather than F and not attempting to update the build
> tools. I successfully downloaded the source using git clone and compiled without
I would recommend creating a github account and making a couple of throwaway repos there in addition to some local ones, for playing with git (making branches, pulling from them, and pushing). The idea for it is straightforward but the interface leaves a lot to be desired.