Windows 10 Visual Studio/Node/TestRPC/Truffle Installation

Some students have reported issues with installation of tools on Windows 10.  Do not use "Visual Studio Community 2017" edition.....Instead use "Visual Studio Code" 2015 

​Issue with npm on windows 10 is that packages are rebuilt with Linux config and that fails. 

  1. Install cocolaty package manager from:
  2. Install nodejs with Chocolaty
    • choco install nodejs.install -y 
  3. Open a NEW PowerShell prompt as Administrator
    • npm install -g npm
    • npm install -g –production windows-build-tools
    • npm install -g ethereumjs-testrpc
    • npm install -g truffle