Installing Vim Editor in Windows OS

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I would like to know if vim editor can be downloaded and install under Windows operating system platform. Do you have the experience of setting up vim in Windows? If this is possible, could you please help me to install a copy on Windows by giving me a brief outline on how you were able to do your installation?


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Installing Vim Editor in Windows OS


Go to Vim Download page and click on “PC: MS-DOS and MS-Windows”. Click on the ‘gvim72.exe, which is a Self-installing executable.

(or) Download gvim72.exe directly.

  • After downloading click on gVim72.exe, which will install gVim on your Window..
  • Vim Installation Confirmation
  • Vim 7.2 License Agreement
  • Vim Installation Option. (Make sure to select “Full” from the drop-down list)
  • gVim Installation location ( directory should end with vim )
  • gVim Installation Progress and Completion

Configure gVim

  • On UNIX platform Vim configuration file is called .vimrc
  • On Windows platform the vim configuration file is called _vimrc
  • _vimrc file is located under $HOME/_vimrc. For example: C:Documents and Settingsramesh_vimrc
  • Please note there is a _ (underscore) before vimrc on Windows platform

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