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How to set up node without admin privileges

skshashank26 profile image Shashank ・1 min read

Working on a system with limited admin rights and trying to setup environment variables on such a system can be a pain, so here's how you can setup node without admin rights using these simple steps:

Step 1: Download node.js binaries from the official website (Remember to download binaries, not the installer)

Step 2: Extract the binaries to any desired location e.g. D:\nodejs

Step 3: Next step is to set-up environment variable for node

Open start and search for environment variables you'll get two options make sure to open "Edit environment variables for your account"

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Then under user variables for section click on new (If a variable named PATH is already available select the variable and click on edit)

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Give variable name as path and give the absolute location of the folder in which you extracted the node.js binaries

That's it open command prompt and run node -v to verify the install.

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