Install Node.js on Windows 7

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

This post walks through a Node.js install on Windows 7 and tests that node and npm work. It installs v13.14.0 LTS.

It seems that v13.14.0 LTS is the last installer that works on Window 7. I get this error when I try to install v14.0.0 (node-v14.0.0-x64.msi from [link]):

This post 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 node-v13.14.0-x64.msi or click [link]

3. 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]