Is Node.JS is outdated for window 7 on its latest version 14.15.4?

I tried installing node.js on window 7, but it refused through the installer.

However when I did it through GITBASH then it is installed as per the comment →

But when I used npm install in my laravel it refused and gave a prompt:

Should I conclude that the latest nodejs is not for window 7 or somewhen has experience handling it from here by putting that what is said to 1?

Immediate response: Windows 7 is End-Of-Life and should be replaced immediately with Windows 10 to ensure you’re getting security updates as necessary.


Yes, I know, but there are certian limitation I am unable to update it immediately.
Can Gitbash run remotely on my shared Linux hosting Hostagtor server. I should learn Laravel live on that hosting configuartion

Then tell whatever school or company it is you’re working for that your work is impeded by the inability to update your machine to Windows 10, and their lack of updating is opening your computer to security vulnerabilities. That way when you get hacked, you can tell them you said so.

Node.JS stopped testing Windows 7 with release 13.6.0. They started doing OS checks in 14.0.

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Ok. Thanks for letting me know. Currently I am in a small town with my parents. I have alaptop here very old with just 4GB Ram and OEM license I dont know if that RAM can handle upgrade of window 10.
when I go back to city I have desktop there I will attempt upgrade.

I still feel window 7 was a very polished product. So resistance in upgrade, which is freely offered by MS.

It was. So was Windows XP. And Windows 3.1.

They’re all dead now.

Time to move on…

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Hi there codeispoetry,

Node.js install on Windows 7


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Hi there @coothead

I alreayd have that version, but that causes issue with npm install:

npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@1.2.13 (node_modules\fsevents):
npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@1.2.13: wanted {"os":"darwin","arch":"any"} (current: {"os":"win32","arch":"x64"})
npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@2.3.1 (node_modules\chokidar\node_modules\fsevents):
npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@2.3.1: wanted {"os":"darwin","arch":"any"} (current: {"os":"win32","arch":"x64"})

audited 1194 packages in 62.458s

93 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities

Looks fine to me… it skipped some optional dependencies because they’re designed for os “darwin” (which… i think was a linux flavor?)

EDIT: Correction, it was the Mac OS *nix kernel from 2000.

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Ok sir. So it is good to go they will not impact my laravel learning. Right?

Magic: NPM run dev is also succesful today.
I struggled for 6 hours yesterday with same node version.

I do not know anything about Node.js,
I just posted the info that I found. :biggrin:

I do have Windows 7 on my p.c. though,
side-by-side with Linux Mint which I use
for my day-to-day stuff. I occasionally nip
over to Windows 7 to use PhotoShop
and a few other utilities. :winky:


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@coothead, and @m_hutley

Your intervention today was like midas touch. I do not how but things finally get aligned. Thanks!

I also do not know much about node.js.

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I also don’t know much about ‘JavaScript’ . :rofl:


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