Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Node.js downloading and installing on Windows 10 is quite an easy task, but still some people find it difficult to install.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

If you are one of them, then it is good to say that you have come to the right tutorial. Here we will guide you step by step through which you will be able to download and install Node.js (NPM) on your Windows PC but before that let's take a overview of Node.js

What is Node.js?

Node.js is runtime environment developed by OpenJS Foundation on 27 May 2009. Node.js is developed as an open source software which is licensed under MIT license. Node.js is a free JavaScript runtime environment and anyone can download and use it for free from its official website. Node.js supports different operating systems like FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows, Linux, macOS, SmartOS, etc. Node.js is written in C, JavaScript and C++ programming language. Node.js is used by many corporation like Netflix, Rakuten, Walmart, Microsoft, LinkedIn, PayPal, and Yahoo! etc.

Now, let's discuss how to download and install Node.js on windows PC.

How to download and install Node.js on Windows 10

Here, we will discuss step by step guide to download and install Node.js on Windows 10 PC;

• Download latest Node.js Windows Installer (.msi)

First of all, go to Node.js download dashboard then select the LTS option and then go to the section of Windows installer (.msi) and then select node.js varient according to the compatibility of your computer (i.e., 32-bit or 64-bit).

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

After this, a new pop-up will appear on your screen - just click on "Save" to download Node.js setup file.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

• Setup Node.js file

Now, let's setup this downloaded Node.js file for installation. For this, go to downloads and then just click on downloaded node.js and open it.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

After doing this, you will indirectly reach on node.js setup wizard - just click on "Next" to continue installation process.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Now, read this license agreement carefully!! - after reading this agreement, tick the "i accept" box and simply click on "Next" to continue.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Here, select or choose a destination location where do you want to save all the node.js files. - choose a custom location and click "Next" to install.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Now, select the way you want features to be installed - just click on icon below to change the features. After doing all this, click on "Next". 

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

If you want to install npm modules along with node.js then check out this box and click on "Next" to continue installation. Note that this will also install chocolatey!!

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

• Install Node.js on your windows PC

Hurraahh!! Node.js is ready to install on your Windows PC - click on "Install'' button to begin installation.

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Now, wait few seconds until you get this;

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Congratulations!!! Node.js is successfully installed on your Windows PC.

• Check with commands

Now, we have to check Node.js with commands. Here, you have to go in Windows menu and search "command prompt" and open it. 

- to check the version of Node.js type this following command;

Node -v

Output

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

- to check node package manager type this command;

npm - v

Output

Node.js download and installation tutorial for Windows 10

Conclusion

Above we have discussed the tutorial for download and install Node.js on Windows operating system. Node.js is runtime environment developed by OpenJS Foundation on 27 May 2009. Node.js is developed as an open source software which is licensed under MIT license. Node.js is a free JavaScript runtime environment and anyone can download and use it for free from its official website. Node.js supports different operating systems like FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows, Linux, macOS, SmartOS, etc. Node.js is written in C, JavaScript and C++ programming language. By following above mentioned steps anyone can easily download and install Node.js on Windows operating system. I hope this information is helpful to you all.

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