This tutorial is a step-by-step guide for walk you through on installing the Node.js and Node Package Manager (NPM) in your local windows system.
Download the Node.js binary file (.msi) from the Node.js download page. Click on the Windows installer and save the .msi file in your local windows system. Once download the file, it is very simple to install the Node.js and Node Package Manager (NPM) in your windows system similar to installing any other software in the windows OS. You have to just follow the navigation of windows installer until the installation is completed. I have tried this installation on my Windows 7 machine.
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The below screenshots tells you the steps to complete the Node.js installation.
Open Node.js installation Wizard
Accept the Licence Agreement
Select the installation path for Node.js
With the above screenshot, now your windows machine has Node.js and NPM installed and ready for the use. Now it is time for you to test the installation by using the command line. Type the below commands in the command prompt to know the status of installed version.
D:\>node -v v0.10.28 D:\>npm -v 1.4.9 D:\>
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