How to Install Node-RED in Windows?

Running Node-RED in Windows 10

Node-RED is an open-source flow-based programming platform by IBM working on both software and hardware. This article will explain how to install Node-RED on the windows platform. The following instructions are based on Windows 10. However, anyone can install Node-Red in any version of the Windows environment. 

Install node red in windows 10

Quick Install Node-RED in Windows 10

Step 1 (Install Node.js):

Search for "Node.js download" and install node.js latest LTS version from the official node.js website. 

Or go to node js official website and download/download/button node js latest LTS version. Select 32 or 64 bit based on your operating system. After downloading, run the MIS file with administrative privilege and follow the installation instructions. 

After successful installation, open the command prompt. Pressing win+r, type cmd, and hit enter to run the command prompt in windows. Then run the following command to check the version of node js and npm. 

node --version && npm --version

The command prompt should return the following output is node js and npm installed successfully. 

Install Node-RED in Windows

Step 2 (Install Node-RED): 

To installing Node-RED as a global module adds the command node-red to your system path, execute the following at the command prompt:

npm install -g --unsafe-perm node-red

Step 3 (Run Node-RED):

Once installed, we are ready to use Node-Red. Just run the command "node-red" in the command prompt. and you are good to go.

Install Node-RED in Windows

Once started, you can access Node-RED from any web browser. The node-red will be available in the following URL:


Video demonstration on How to install Node-RED in windows:

For more detailed instructions, please watch the following video.

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