Sam Mikes Sam Mikes - 3 months ago 27
Node.js Question

How do I update npm on Windows?

When I install node 0.10.33 from the msi ( http://nodejs.org/download/ ), I get an old version of npm (1.4.28). How can I upgrade npm on Windows?

npm install -g npm


does not work; I still have the old npm.

Answer

You need to follow the Windows upgrade instructions ( https://github.com/npm/npm/wiki/Troubleshooting#upgrading-on-windows )

tl;dr - npm -g install npm does work, but the old version of npm is still in your PATH.

To fix this, do one of these:

Option 2: remove both of

C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\npm

C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\npm.cmd

Or

Option 3: Open cmd.exe as administrator, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs and then run the installation without -g:

npm install npm@latest