Install Node.js on Windows 7

This post walks through a Node.js install on Windows 7 and tests that node and npm work. It installs 10.14.2 LTS. It also includes a link to the License Agreement so people can review it before installing. The install takes about 30 secs and uses 86 MB.


1. Go to [link]

2. Click the 64-bit button in the Windows Installer (.msi) row or click [link]

Note: this downloaded node-v10.14.2-x64.msi for me

3. Double click to launch the install

4. Click Run

5. Click Next

6. Click the I accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox and click Next

Note: A PDF of the 25 page License Agreement is [here] a Word doc is [here]

7. Click Next

Note: Installs Node.js into C:\Program Files\nodejs\

8. Click Next on the Custom Setup

Note: I've expanded the submodules in the picture

Note 2: Clicking on Disk Usage shows that all the features require 86 MB

9. Click Install

10. You'll see the screen pause, darken and see this pop up. Click Yes.

11. Click Finish

Congratulations! You've installed node and npm.


1. (A) Click the Windows Icon, (B) type cmd and (C) click cmd.exe

2. Type node -v. I see v10.14.2.

3. Type npm -v. I see 6.4.1.

...and it works!


Node.js logo from [link]


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