i was installing atom and it is showing a upgrade stopped working error

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I am on windows 7-64 bit

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I downloaded atom text editor yesterday from https://atom.io/ and i can't install it now.It says installation has failed and gives the option to open system log. System log has this in it:

3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> Program: Starting install, writing to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> Program: About to install to: C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord
3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> SingleGlobalInstance: Grabbing lockfile with timeout of 00:00:10
3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> CheckForUpdateImpl: Reading RELEASES file from C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> CheckForUpdateImpl: Remote version 0.0.306 differs from local 
3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> CheckForUpdateImpl: First run or local directory is corrupt, starting from scratch
3508> 2020-07-25 00:44:59> ApplyReleasesImpl: Writing files to app directory: C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\app.ico to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\app.ico
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\chrome_100_percent.pak to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\chrome_100_percent.pak
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\chrome_200_percent.pak to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\chrome_200_percent.pak
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\d3dcompiler_47.dll to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\d3dcompiler_47.dll
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\Discord.exe to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Discord.exe
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\ffmpeg.dll to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\ffmpeg.dll
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\icudtl.dat to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\icudtl.dat
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\libGLESv2.dll to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\libGLESv2.dll
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\libEGL.dll to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\libEGL.dll
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\natives_blob.bin to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\natives_blob.bin
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\resources.pak to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\resources.pak
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\Squirrel.exe to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Squirrel.exe
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\snapshot_blob.bin to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\snapshot_blob.bin
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:05> ApplyReleasesImpl: Moving file C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\lib\net45\v8_context_snapshot.bin to C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\v8_context_snapshot.bin
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:06> ApplyReleasesImpl: Started updateSelf pid 2924
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:08> ApplyReleasesImpl: Squirrel Enabled Apps: [C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Discord.exe]
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:08> Utility: Process Started: C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Discord.exe --squirrel-install 0.0.306, pid 3972
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> Utility: Received exitcode 0 from process C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Discord.exe
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: ran C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Discord.exe, pid 3944
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: Starting fixPinnedExecutables
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: fixPinnedExecutables: newCurrentFolder: app-0.0.306
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: File 'C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility\Narrator.lnk' could not be converted into a valid ShellLink: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
   at Squirrel.Shell.ShellLink.IShellLinkW.Resolve(IntPtr hWnd, UInt32 fFlags)
   at Squirrel.Shell.ShellLink.Open(String linkFile, IntPtr hWnd, EShellLinkResolveFlags resolveFlags, UInt16 timeOut)
   at Squirrel.UpdateManager.ApplyReleasesImpl.<fixPinnedExecutables>b__11_0(FileInfo file)
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: Updating shortcut C:\Users\prabh\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Discord Inc\Discord.lnk
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: Updating shortcut C:\Users\prabh\Desktop\Discord.lnk
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: Fixing up tray icons
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: for version 0.0.306
3508> 2020-07-25 00:45:13> ApplyReleasesImpl: cleanDeadVersions: exclude current version folder app-0.0.306```


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