Windows Installation Guide
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For Windows XP/Vista/7, check the Visual Studio 2010 setup recommendations in node-gyp
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:
07/22/2014: MSB8008: Specified platform toolset is not installed or invalid. This link could be helpful:
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.
- download and install python https://www.python.org/downloads/
- download and install build tool http://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-build-tools
- setup search path, so that node-gyp can find python (basic skill,¿ right?)