Install Or Upgrade Node.Js On Windows
Install or upgrade Node.js on Windows
Akbar S. Ahmed | Jan 10, 2014

Step-by-step instructions

The process to install Node.js on Windows is almost the same as the process to upgrade Node.js on Windows. Basically, you run the .msi installer. The only difference is that you need to upgrade any/all existing packages during an upgrade.

Install Node.js

  1. Open in a browser and click Install. Download the .msi package.
  2. After the download has completed, double-click the .msi package. As of this writing, the MSI is node-v0.10.25-x64.msi.
  3. Click Run.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Check I accept the terms in the License Agreement. Click Next.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Install.
  9. Enter your Administrator password, if prompted.
  10. Click Finish.

Verify the node installation

Open PowerShell, then run the following commands:

node --version

# Expected output: v0.10.25

npm --version

# Expected output: 1.3.24

Upgrade packages (upgrade only)

If you are upgrading from a previous version of node, then you will want to update all existing global packages.

npm cache clean

npm update -g

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