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-
- How to Download & Install Node.js on Windows 10
- How to uninstall Node.js on windows
- How to Install NPM on Windows 10
- Running your first “Hello World” application in Node.js
Below we get started, here are a few system requirements to download, install, and set up React-Native on Windows 10.
- RAM 4GB
- CPU Intel Core i3TM i3 HQ CPU @2.50 GHz
- ROM 256 GB
Attention: You will also need a stable internet connection because we will be downloading most of this software.
Step-by-step procedure to Install node.js on Windows 10
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.
Step-1: Download node.js installer into your system
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.
Step-2: Run the installation
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.
Step-3: Accept the terms of usage
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.
Step-4: Specify the path
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.
Step-5: Select the default options
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:
- node.js runtime
- NPM package manager
- Online documentation shortcuts
- Add to PATH
Select all the options as default and then proceed with the Next option.
Step-6 Initiate the installation
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.
Step-7: Complete the installation
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.
- Choose the option – get started as shown below:
- Once you go to the official Chocolatey website, select the individual as shown in the picture.
- Open Windows PowerShell and run as administrator. Now run the command and then press enter.
- On running this command, you will get a message as Restricted. Once you get the message as Restricted, continue and then run another command and press enter.
Set-Execution Policy All Signed
- You will get a screen with execution policy changes. Select the A (Yes to all) option and then press Enter.
- Copy and paste the command mentioned below:
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.
Writing your first program on node.js
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.
- Step-1: Create a folder and name it. (Here we have created a folder named Node Programs.
- Step-2: Open any code editor of your choice (here we are using Visual Studio Code).
- Step-3: Click on the file menu and open the folder you just created.
- Step-4: Once you open the folder, create a file and name it. (Here we have created a file named as welcome.js)
- Step-5: Write your program and save it using (Ctrl + S).
- Step-6: Start debugging using the shortcut f5.
And that’s it! You have successfully created your first project using node.js.
(Goodbye-COVID-19 was the message we wanted to print and it is running successfully).
Uninstalling node.js needs a manual process. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall node.js from your system.
- Step-1: Go to the file location where you have stored node.js
- Step-2: Select the node.js row and right-click on it. Out of the three options available, click on uninstall.
- Step-3: After clicking on the uninstall option, the uninstalling starts.
Once done, you will successfully uninstall node.js from your system.
- In this article we have covered how to install Node.js with the help of the MSI installation module from the Node.js website. Besides, we have also learned to install the necessary modules needed to run a Node.js application.
- Node.js can also be installed with the help of a package manager Chocolatey. With the use of simple commands in the command prompt or in the Windows PowerShell as mentioned above, we have seen how to download node.js using the Chocolatey package manager that automatically downloads the necessary files and then installs them on the client machine.
- Lastly, we have learned about the uninstallation of node.js completely 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.