When I installed minGW following instructions to install a program called cgminer I went looking for the folder shortcuts and they were not there. I got what looked like a linux prompt to open by looking in the msys folder in the minGW folder but commands specified did not work like minGW-get as they were not recognized.
I am on windows 7 64 bit ,but I'm hoping that's not the issue. I installed as admin with and without gui mode and with shortcuts selected to be added with no luck. All roads pointed that latest version should have the package manager and minGW shell. I did install the basic install from the installation manager and set the minGW directory as stated on the wiki page.
Any help would be appreciated