Getting express working on Windows 7 did not work exactly as shown in the vast majority of tutorials/blogs that I found.
While simple, it requires an additional step or two.
Before we start, the following are the current versions of node and npm that I’m using on Windows 7:
Open PowerShell, then type:
npm install express
Unfortunately, this installs express in:
If you try to start the node.js server with require(‘express’), node will be unable to find express.
To correct for this issue, do the following:
Open Windows Explorer to (replace Akbar with your user name): C:\Users\Akbar
Copy the node_modules folder.
Open the folder that contains your node app, such as: C:\my_node_app
Paste the node_modules folder.
That’s it. run the node server and everything should work fine.