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How to Install Node.js on Windows

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. Node.js lets developers use JavaScript to develop wide variety of applications like network applications, command line tools, web api, web applications In this document, we will cover installation procedure of nodejs on windows 10 operating systemPrerequisitesThis guide assumes that you are using Windows 10. Before you begin, you should have a user account with installation privileges and should have unrestricted access to all mentioned web sites in this document.Audience:This document can be referred by anyone who wants to install latest nodejs on windows 10 System requirementsWindows 10 OS4 GB RAM10 GB free space Installation Procedure1. DownloadVisit nodejs download page here     2. Click on windows Installer to download the latest version of node installer.2. Install  1. Click on the downloaded node-vxx.xx.xx.msi ( for example node-v10.15.0.msi) in previous step to start the installation which brings up below screen. Please click Next   2. By clicking next in previous step you will be asked to accept license, please accept by clicking checkbox and click Next 3. Click Next4. Click Next5. Click Install, this may need elevated permissions provided necessary rights requested6. Click Finish3. Testing InstallationOpen command prompt and run below command to test nodenode -v You should see an output like below (Note: Your version may vary depending on your date of installing as nodejs team make an aggressive release but make sure your node version is > v10.0.0)Open command prompt and run below command to test npm npm -vYou should see an output like below (Note: Your version may vary depending on your date of installing as nodejs team make an aggressive release but make sure your npm version is  > 5 )Running the first Hello World applicationOpen any text editor and write the following codeconsole.log("Hello World Node!!")Save the file as helloworld.jsOpen command prompt and navigate to the folder where you save helloworld.js and  run below commandnode helloworld.jsHow it worksnode command line with file name as an argument will load, read, compile and execute the instructions from the file and execute them. Since we have one line of JS code which prints the text “Hello World Node” to console inside helloworld.js file you see the output as shown in above screenshotUninstall node.jsPress windows + R  to open run and type appwiz.cpl and press ok.This will open Programs and Features the look for node.jsDouble click node.js or right click and select uninstall which will prompt as below and then choose YesNodejs uninstallation process will initiate and would ask you to authorize the same via user control. Choose Yes, this will take a while and complete
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How to Install Node.js on Windows

Susan May
Tutorials
01st Feb, 2019
How to Install Node.js on Windows

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. Node.js lets developers use JavaScript to develop wide variety of applications like network applications, command line tools, web api, web applications 

In this document, we will cover installation procedure of nodejs on windows 10 operating system

Prerequisites

This guide assumes that you are using Windows 10. Before you begin, you should have a user account with installation privileges and should have unrestricted access to all mentioned web sites in this document.

Audience:

This document can be referred by anyone who wants to install latest nodejs on windows 10 

System requirements

  • Windows 10 OS
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 10 GB free space

 Installation Procedure

1. Download

  1. Visit nodejs download page here

     2. Click on windows Installer to download the latest version of node installer.

2. Install

  1. Click on the downloaded node-vxx.xx.xx.msi ( for example node-v10.15.0.msi) in previous step to start the installation which brings up below screen. Please click Next
   
2. By clicking next in previous step you will be asked to accept license, please accept by clicking checkbox and click Next

 3. Click Next

4. Click Next

5. Click Install, this may need elevated permissions provided necessary rights requested

6. Click Finish

3. Testing Installation

  • Open command prompt and run below command to test node
node -v

 You should see an output like below (Note: Your version may vary depending on your date of installing as nodejs team make an aggressive release but make sure your node version is > v10.0.0)

  • Open command prompt and run below command to test npm
     npm -v

You should see an output like below (Note: Your version may vary depending on your date of installing as nodejs team make an aggressive release but make sure your npm version is  > 5 )

Running the first Hello World application

  • Open any text editor and write the following code
console.log("Hello World Node!!")
  • Save the file as helloworld.js
  • Open command prompt and navigate to the folder where you save helloworld.js and  run below command
    node helloworld.js

How it works

node command line with file name as an argument will load, read, compile and execute the instructions from the file and execute them. Since we have one line of JS code which prints the text “Hello World Node” to console inside helloworld.js file you see the output as shown in above screenshot

Uninstall node.js

  • Press windows + R  to open run and type appwiz.cpl and press ok.

  • This will open Programs and Features the look for node.js

  • Double click node.js or right click and select uninstall which will prompt as below and then choose Yes

  • Nodejs uninstallation process will initiate and would ask you to authorize the same via user control. Choose Yes, this will take a while and complete

Susan

Susan May

Writer, Developer, Explorer

Susan is a gamer, internet scholar and an entrepreneur, specialising in Big Data, Hadoop, Web Development and many other technologies. She is the author of several articles published on Zeolearn and KnowledgeHut blogs. She has gained a lot of experience by working as a freelancer and is now working as a trainer. As a developer, she has spoken at various international tech conferences around the globe about Big Data.


Website : https://www.zeolearn.com

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