How to Install Node.js on Windows? A Beginner’s Guide

An installation of Node can be done in various ways on a computer. Your approach is based on the present development environment in the system. There are various plan installers for various environments. You can install Node by gaining a copy of the source code and compiling the applications. Otherwise, you can opt to install Node by cloning the GIT repository in all three environments and then installing it on the system.

Installing Node on Windows (WINDOWS 10):

You have to follow the steps to install the Node.js on your Windows:

Step 1: The first step to download the Node.js ‘.msi’ installer or Node.js on Windows is to download the installer. Visit the official Node.js website i.e



Step 2: The Node.js installer is running.

Install the node.js installer on your PC. You need to follow the steps for the Node.js installation:

Double-click on the .msi installer. The Node.js Setup wizard will open.

You’ll redirect to “Welcome to Node.js Setup Wizard”.

Select “Next”




Once you have clicked on “Next” End-User License Agreement (EULA) will open.

Check “I accept the terms in the License Agreement”

Select “Next”




Set the Destination Folder where you want to install Node.js & Select “Next”


Custom Setup

Select “Next”


Ready to Install Node.js.

The installer may instantly you to “install tools for native modules”.

Select “Install”


You are not allowed to close or cancel the installer until the installation is completed.

  • Complete the Node.js Setup Wizard.

Click “Finish”


Step 3: Now, you have to verify that Node.js was installed properly or not.

To check whether node.js was fully installed on your system or not, you can run the following command in your command prompt or Windows Powershell and test it.

C:\Users\Admin> node -v


If node.js was installed completely on your system, the command prompt will print the version of the Node.js installed.

Step 4: Updating the Local npm version.

You can perform the following command, to promptly update the npm

npm install npm –global // Updates the ‘CLI’ client

List of system requirements for Node.js Installation on Windows

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 512 MB or more
  • Disk Space: 200 MB or more

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