windows

A 3-post collection

Tips for Running Node and NPM on Windows

I recently helped a few folks get node and npm up and running on Windows. Here are some of the steps we were able to follow to make this all work. Requirements The systems already had the latest version of Visual Studio 2015 Preview or the free Visual Studio Community edition. I highly encourage starting there. Also, make sure git is install. Latest version of Visual Studio git Chocolatey Running Node and NPM on Windows First get node via chocolatey. You may have to update your paths. Sometimes paths were updated for us, sometimes they were not. Your mileage may vary. Run these from an administrator command prompt or console2 or whatever your favorite terminal is. choco install nodejs choco...


Installing a Fresh Windows OS to a New Bootable VHD with no Host OS for Boot to VHD

I love the performance gains I get by using bootable VHDs. I’ve always enjoyed using VHDs but I generally had a host OS first, then installed a bunch of VHDs that I made bootable. Recently I’ve changed all of this on my laptop after a coworker took the time to show me a way with more flexibility (thanks Paul Stubbs!). The idea is simple: take a clean drive with no host OS and add or remove bootable VHDs as needed. These steps describe steps that enable a few scenarios for me that allow me to: Install a fresh OS to a new bootable VHD with no host OS on the computer already Copy existing VHDs to...


Making a Bootable USB with Windows 7

Tonight I had a DVD with Windows 7 that used to work, but it wasn’t anymore. So I pulled out my trusty USB stick with a bootable copy of Windows 7 on it … alas that drive had gone through the wash a while back and finally kicked the bucket. I was determined not to strike out 3 times, so I decided to make a new USB bootable device. The steps are pretty easy to create a USB stick that boot up the Windows 7 setup from an ISO image, so I figured I would share the love. Grab a a Windows 7 ISO image and extract it to a folder (not on the USB stick) You can...