How to Install Node.js 16 on Windows

How to Install Node.js 16 on Windows

May 30, 2024

Node.js is a powerful JavaScript runtime that allows you to build server-side applications. If you’re using Windows, follow this step-by-step guide to install Node.js 16 on your system.


Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A Windows machine (Windows 7, 8, 10, or 11).
  • Basic knowledge of using the command prompt.

Step 1: Download the Node.js Installer

  1. Visit the official Node.js website: Node.js Downloads.
  2. Download the Node.js installer for Windows.

Step 2: Run the Installer

  1. Once the installer is downloaded, double-click on the file to run it. This will open the Node.js setup wizard.
  2. Follow the prompts to select an installation path. By default, the npm package manager feature is included along with the Node.js runtime.
  3. Accept the license agreement to proceed with the installation.
  1. Open the command prompt (search for “cmd” in the Start menu).
  2. Type the following commands to check if Node.js and npm are installed:
    node –version npm –version

    You should see the versions displayed, confirming that Node.js 16 is successfully installed.


Congratulations! You’ve now installed Node.js 16 on your Windows server. You’re ready to start building amazing applications. If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, feel free to ask!

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