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Node JS


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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 10/25/2016.

Node JS - Evented I/O for v8 JavaScript. Node's goal is to provide an easy way to build scalable network programs.

This package is an alias for the nodejs.install package.


This package used to install nodejs.commandline. It is recommended that you uninstall the nodejs.commandline and npm packages in favor of nodejs.install (which this nodejs package now points to).

To install Node JS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nodejs

To upgrade Node JS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nodejs


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    #Install-VirtualPackage 'nodejs.commandline' 'nodejs.install'

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Software Author(s)

  • Joyent


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Node JS 6.9.1 2044 Wednesday, October 19, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.9.0 3 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 waiting for maintainer
Node JS 6.8.1 1577 Saturday, October 15, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.8.0 1526 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.7.0 6084 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.6.0 4669 Thursday, September 15, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.5.0 5012 Monday, August 29, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.4.0 3780 Tuesday, August 16, 2016 approved
Node JS 6.3.1 5656 Friday, July 22, 2016 approved
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