Electron windows install issue


trying to install electron by cloning the repository and then using npm install does not work on windows 7

PS D:\temp\electron-quick-start> npm install

electron-prebuilt@1.2.0 postinstall D:\temp\electron-quick-start\node_modules\electron-prebuilt
node install.js

throw err

Error: end of central directory record signature not found
at D:\temp\electron-quick-start\node_modules\yauzl\index.js:167:14
at D:\temp\electron-quick-start\node_modules\yauzl\index.js:473:5
at D:\temp\electron-quick-start\node_modules\fd-slicer\index.js:32:7
at FSReqWrap.wrapper [as oncomplete] (fs.js:614:17)
npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.3.9600
npm ERR! argv “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe” “C:\Users\johanr\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\npm\bin\n
pm-cli.js” "install"
npm ERR! node v5.4.1
npm ERR! npm v3.9.3

npm ERR! electron-prebuilt@1.2.0 postinstall: node install.js
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the electron-prebuilt@1.2.0 postinstall script ‘node install.js’.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the electron-prebuilt package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! node install.js
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs electron-prebuilt
npm ERR! Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls electron-prebuilt
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! D:\temp\electron-quick-start\npm-debug.log
PS D:\temp\electron-quick-start>


If you want to build Atom from the source code, here are the build instructions for Windows.


The Electron Quick Start is not Atom.


Sorry, my bad. I was lost in space. My answer was completely unrelated to the question.