Issues with GROMACS installation on Windows

GROMACS version: 2020
GROMACS modification: No

I’m pretty new to most of this and the command line on windows is not something I’m very comfortable with. I was able to run cmake and created a build folder, but this is where I run into my problem, if i try to run these lines of code:

make check
sudo make install
source /usr/local/gromacs/bin/GMXRC

I get this error - " ‘make’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."
I was wondering if there was a windows command that replaces the ‘make’ command, or would it be easier to just switch to a Linux OS.

You can install natively on Windows, though your life will be a lot easier in general on Linux, in my opinion.

Easiest solution for a Windows machine (without GPU acceleration) is to use WSL ( That way you don’t need to install a real Linux and it is easy to install and use.