Installing Multiple Node.js Versions on Windows
Are you a developer who frequently works on Node.js projects and needs to switch between different Node.js versions? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of installing multiple Node.js versions on a Windows system. We’ll be using a handy tool called “nvm-windows” (Node Version Manager for Windows) to make your life easier.
Steps to install multiple Node.js versions on Windows
- Installing nvm-windows
- Opening a New Command Prompt
- Installing Node.js Versions
- Switching Between Node.js Versions
- Setting a Default Node.js Version
- List Installed Node.js Versions
1. Installing nvm-windows
- Head over to the nvm-windows GitHub repository.
- Download the latest installer for nvm-windows.
- Run the installer to set up nvm on your Windows machine.
2. Opening a New Command Prompt
After installing nvm-windows, open a fresh Command Prompt or PowerShell window. This is where you’ll use nvm commands.
3. Installing Node.js Versions
To install a specific Node.js version, use the
nvm install command. For instance, to install Node.js 14, run:
nvm install 14
You can install multiple versions by repeating the command with different version numbers.
4. Switching Between Node.js Versions
nvm use command to switch between the installed Node.js versions. If you want to use Node.js 14, run:
nvm use 14
5. Setting a Default Node.js Version
If you have a preferred Node.js version, you can set it as the default using the
nvm alias command. For example, to make Node.js 14 your default version:
nvm alias default 14
6. List Installed Node.js Versions
You can use the
nvm list command to see the Node.js versions you have installed:
Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to manage multiple Node.js versions on your Windows system effortlessly using nvm-windows. Whether you’re working on various projects or testing your code with different Node.js versions, this tool will make your life as a developer much smoother.
Remember, you can always check your installed Node.js versions with
nvm list. Happy coding, and may your code be as beautiful as your ambitions!
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