im following all the instructions from this page very carefully
learning to build blender on win10 64 bit, need a bit of help here.
also im not a programmer at all.
Git for Windows (v2.19.2.windows.1) introduced a bug where it is unable to open git:// urls (#1949). You seem to have updated in the brief window it was marked as “latest release” (it has been reverted to “pre-release” since). A fixed version is scheduled for early December.
For now, just downgrade Git for Windows to v2.19.1.windows.1.
git update-git-for-windows from the command-line also works.
wow what are the odds, seems to work now, thanks!