I am following the detailed instructions on how to install AUCTeX on Windows found here
After all prerequisites are installed the instructions state to "start some shell (typically Bash) capable of running configure"
As I'm running windows, command prompt does not have the configure command and I don't know much about Powershell but I don't think that would work either.
What would be the appropriate solution for running Bash type shell in Windows so as to install AUCTeX as per instructions?
Would activating the window subsystem for Linux featuring Windows 10 be a viable solution? Or is there an alternative, easier or better way? The more straightforward and foolproof the better! :)
edit1: as far as I know, emacs for windows and its dependencies downloaded on the GNU website does not include the AUCTeX package as part of the installation.