Are you ready to start working with node.js? Before anything else, let us understand how to install node.js on windows 10.
In this tutorial, you will learn-
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Undoubtedly, the first step to getting started on working with node.js is installing the software package in your system. Once done, follow the step-by-step tutorial on how to proceed to get the node.js framework successfully installed in your system. We will also look at how you can uninstall the program from your computer completely.
Visit the official node.js site https://nodejs.org/en/download/ and click on Windows installer to download the necessary software in your system. The installer contains the NPM package. Based on the system you want to install, choose 32-bit installer or 64-installer and proceed.
Note: When you click on download, you will be asked to choose the file location you want to store the instal.msi binary files. Choose a secure file location of your choice.
Once you choose the path, the next step is to double-click the instal.msi binary files to initiate the installation process. Furthermore, you will be asked for permission to run the application.
Warning: On the open file security warning, there is a cancel option as well. Don't click on the cancel option, or else you may perhaps need to restart the installation. You can use the back button to check your previous installation step.
On running the application, you will proceed to an interface with a welcome message. Click the "Next" button and proceed with the installation as shown in the image.
After clicking the next option, you will get an end-user license agreement. Read the terms of using the software, and then click on next.
N.B. You will find a square box asking you to agree with the terms, and only when you have read the terms, you will be allowed to proceed further.
Once you have accepted the terms and conditions, the next step is to specify the path where you want to install node.js. Your file location is the path where you must install the node.js in your system.
Once you have specified the path, click on the Next button to proceed with the installation.
On proceeding with the Next option, the custom page setup will open up on the screen. Here you will get four icons as stated below:
Select all the options as default and then proceed with the Next option.
After all these steps, you will see an install button to process the installation of node.js on Windows. Click on the install button to initiate the installation of node.js on your Windows. Based on your system performance it may take a couple of minutes to install node.js on your system. Once the installation is complete, you will get a message on your screen as — Node.js has been successfully installed.
On clicking the Finish button, the process of installation of node.js is successfully completed. Congratulations! You have successfully installed node.js on your Windows 10. Verifying the install
To verify that the node.js has been successfully installed in your system, go to the command prompt and run it as administrator. Now use the following command to check the node.js version installed in your system.
The message v14.16.1 verifies that node.js has been successfully installed on your windows, and you are ready to use it.
Do you know there is also an alternative way to download & install Node.js and NPM on Windows 10? Using a software package manager called Chocolatey, you can install node.js and NPM on your machine. Let us understand how to install node.js and NPM on windows using Chocolatey step by step. We will also look at how to uninstall the same with Chocolatey.
The first process that you need to do is to install Chocolatey in your system. Take a note that the installation of Chocolatey requires administrator access to the computer’s command prompt to run.
Set-Execution Policy All Signed
Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol =[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))
To check whether you have installed it well, open the command prompt below:
If you have installed it well, you will see the display of the Chocolatey version you have installed on the screen as below: Boom! Chocolatey is now successfully installed in your system.
Using Chocolatey that you have just installed, now we can install Node.js in the system. Open the command prompt as the administrator and put in the Chocolatey command prompt as mentioned below:
Choco install -y nodejs.install
To confirm if it has installed correctly on the computer, you need to execute the command below on the computer command prompt, as an administrator:
If you have followed the steps correctly, the installation would have been successful and the message below will display on your screen after the installation has been completed.
After installing the Node.js, the Node Package Manager NPM automatically gets installed in the system. Run the command below to check the installation of NPM. The displayed message below verifies that the installation of NPM is successful.
Now that you have successfully downloaded and installed node.js in your system, let’s learn how to write a program using node.js
Follow the steps to write your first program.
And that’s it! You have successfully created your first project using node.js.
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Uninstalling node.js needs a manual process. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall node.js from your system.
Once done, you will successfully uninstall node.js from your system.
In a nutshell, we have seen how to install node.js using different methods. That’s all you need to get started with node.js. You are free to choose any terminal of your preference.
Keep in mind: Node.js was never made to tackle the process scaling issue but made to address the I/O scaling issue.
Red Flags: While installing node.js, make the right choice between a 32-bit installer and a 64-bit installer matching your system. For instance, if you have a 64-bit operating system you will be unable to install the 32-version of node.js. Likewise, if you have a 32-bit operating system, you will be unable to install the 62-version of node.js. Therefore, the key here is to know your system and proceed with the next steps.
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