Windows Installation Guide

Adam Lynch edited this page Sep 23, 2016 · 7 revisions

For Windows XP/Vista/7, check the Visual Studio 2010 setup recommendations in node-gyp

Also, see here: https://github.com/tmpvar/jsdom/blob/149e52d2a82a677686c99579ebe88bf0ddd1454f/README.md#contextify

Because it wasn't obvious to me what to do once things actually worked, take the contextify.node file from build/Release/ (or /build/Debug/) and put it in a folder named "contextify" under the node_modules folder for your copy of node or the package you are using.


12/31/2013: It is not that difficult as long as you have Python 27 installed, the PATH points to it and you have the necessary Visual Studio setup. I installed on Windows 7 x64. Checkout this link as well:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10226301/building-contextify-under-windows-7-x64-for-nodejs-jquery


07/22/2014: MSB8008: Specified platform toolset is not installed or invalid. This link could be helpful:

http://zxtech.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/contextify-specified-platform-toolset-v110-is-not-installed-or-invalid/

Potentially helpful issues:


08/16/2014: IMHO, it is not a good idea to refer people to another links for this specify issue. The critical problem to me is that I have visual 2013 installed(v120), but node-gyp need visual 2010(v100). Simply install additional build tools will solve this problem. This is really simple.

full procedure:


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