How to Uninstall Node

If you installed Node using the recommended method, then you can uninstall it using the npm command line tool.

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Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. The Node.js package manager (npm) is used to install, share, and distribute code and is already included in Node.js version 0.6.3 or greater.

In this article we will show you how to uninstall Node.js from your Windows computer.

What is Node?

Node is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. Node can be used to build scalable network applications.

Why would you want to uninstall Node?

There are a few reasons you might want to uninstall Node. Maybe you’re no longer using Node for development and want to clean up your system, or maybe you’re having problems with Node and want to start fresh.

Whatever the reason, uninstalling Node is actually pretty easy. In this article, we’ll show you how to do it on both Windows and macOS.

How to uninstall Node

If you’re having problems with Node, you may want to try uninstall it and then reinstall it. Here’s how to do that on Windows.

1. Close any applications that are using Node, including the command prompt.
2. Click the Start menu, then type “Control Panel.”
3. Click on “Uninstall a program” under Programs.
4. Find Node in the list of programs and click “Uninstall.”
5. Follow the prompts to uninstall Node from your computer.


This document covers the basics of uninstalling Node.js from your computer. If you installed Node.js with a package manager such as npm or yarn, then you can use the package manager to uninstall it as well.

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