I installed GNU Emacs 25.2.1 64bit and downloaded spacemacs the way it is described in their git repo.
Now when starting up through
runemacs.exe the following output occurs:
Warning (spacemacs): Error connection time out for melpa repository! Warning (spacemacs): Error connection time out for gnu repository! Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading ‘c:/Users/p.hoefer/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/init.el’: File error: Cannot open load file, No such file or directory, bind-map To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the cause of the error in your initialization file. Start Emacs with the ‘--debug-init’ option to view a complete error backtrace.
Googling for this problem showed me it is a common issue but the solution there did not worked for me - or I am too stupid to use them right.