Thankfully, Pichalite was able to talk me up to 0.7.3, now we're trying to get up from there.
Is there an updated installation guide for Windows 10? Some of the links in the windows 8 version are outdated (they are dead links) and after installing Redis there isn't a \startRedisServer.cmd file in the folder, so I'm guessing that updated too?
I tried to follow the instructions regardless and I hit a roadbump with interactive setup where 'cannot find module 'nconf' ' shows up, but I'm guessing that may be a product of a screwup earlier?
git clone -b v1.8.x https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git
./nodebb setup, and follow the instructions
Then you should be able to start NodeBB with