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Comment: Visual Studio Installation update for Windows

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Visual Studio Express Community is free, and more than adequate to support Node.js.

Node.js does not support gcc, mingw, Cygwin, and other ports of non-Microsoft compilers to Windows.

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For Windows 7 and 8, use Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 for Windows Desktop (Express2015 (Community):

  1. Go to: httphttps://www.microsoftvisualstudio.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=43733downloads/download-visual-studio-vs
  2. Select "Download Community Free", select then download "wdexpressvs_fullcommunity_ENU.exe" , and next

If the download doesn't start, click the Click here link, then on the next download page, click the Click here link beside wdexpressvs_fullcommunity_ENU.exe.

Run the installer, check "Visual C++" under "Programming Languages", and accept the default location.

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