This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
- Meta/virtual (*) – has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package – it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
- Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) – usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
- Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) – uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/15/2017.
This package runs the official Node JS installer, resulting in Node.exe and NPM being installed under Program Files, and added to the SYSTEM PATH environment variable.
While this package now provides both Current and LTS releases of Node.js, it is still recommended to use the nodejs-lts package if only targeting the latest LTS release is required.
To install Node JS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:
<span>C:\> </span>choco install nodejs
To upgrade Node JS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:
<span>C:\> </span>choco upgrade nodejs