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In this video, we'll install Node on Windows using a precompiled binary. This binary is available on nodejs.org, so let's go there now. Let's start by downloading the package that will install Node. To do that, click the Install button. When you click Install, it should automatically detect that you're on Windows, and it should also send you a. MSI file. Click Save if it does. And if it does not send you a. MSI file, head over to the downloads page. From this page, you can download Node for several different operating systems and architectures.
But in this case, we got the right file, so I'm just going to click Run. So now this pulls up the Installation Wizard. Click Next, and read the license. And once you're done reading that, click I Accept the Terms in the license agreement and click Next. And now it's going to choose a folder where it's going to install the Node JS binaries. So you can change this if you want to. I'm just going to leave it as is. And click Next, and then if there are any other customizations that you want to do to this installation, you can do so here, I'm just going to accept the defaults and click Next.
Now click Install to begin the installation. Once the installation is finished, click Finish. Now finally, let's go to the command line and try Node. I'm going to type in command, and then it will bring up command prompt. Now from here type node, and then hit return. And now it brings up the node prompt. So from here I'm going to type console, and then. log . And then in a string, I'm going to type hello. And then I'm going to close all that out and hit return again. And now it spits back hello and undefined. And this is what we want.
Node is now ready to go on this Windows computer. Remember that whenever an update to Node is released, you'll need to repeat this process again.
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