UPDATED ON: 2023-11-27
Node.js dropped Windows 7 “support” rigth after [version number 13]
.What a load of sh#t.
Today i’ll tell you how to overcome this nonsense and run latest LTS version [Node.JS 18.8] without any problems.
More newer versions may work also. I’ll leave you some room for experiments.
First of all you need to download zipped version of software, not msi one.
Unpack archive in any folder on drive C. I’ll use this path:
Then three system variables must be declared in Windows environment.
- Add to system Path following string:
- Add to system variables NODE_PATH parameter with the same value:
- And finally add to system variables NODE_SKIP_PLATFORM_CHECK parameter with value:
Things should look like this:
Run command line and check that Node.js is installed correctly:
You can also check it from Visual Studio Code Power shell terminal:
Usually things should work without reboot, but if you for some reason run into unexpected things please reboot just to make sure that everything is applied correctly.