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Comment: Visual Studio Installation update for Windows


Visual Studio


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.


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

  1. Go to: http
  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.