Had the same problem. Many thanks for the solution!
Error when installing nodebb
Have you tried this guide for Windows 8 installation? Keep in mind NodeBB isn't specifically tailored for Windows installation!
@julian yes i follow that guide, install all programs that there written, but still same error*( maybe i was mistake some....
I haven't used NodeBB on Windows 8, but it looks like npm is trying to run out of your AppData folder, while everything else has a solid location. Try running your terminal as an Admin, as it could have an access error with running out of AppData.
Just a guess, as I've had similar issues.
@Ted i have bad english, can you explain me easier? please
@naxxmare, before opening PowerShell, right-click on it, and select Run As Administrator. If a box pops up, click Yes.
This may solve the issue you are experiencing.
One of the NodeBB dependencies is running from a directory on your machine that has been known to require advanced permissions on Windows 8.
In the past I haven't been able to run anything in my AppData folder on my Windows 8 workstation, without using it as an admin.
I see you use Teamviewer. I could provide assistance via it if necessary.
edit: What is your primary language? I'll try to translate it if necessary.
@Ted primary russian , can you connect to my teamviewer and helps? i cant find this run from admin on right click....
my skype is ameronis, and teamviewer can give you
У меня нет Skype. Вы можете связаться со мной с чата на этом форуме.
@Ted maybe problem is in OS, this is win 8.1 , on win 8 nodebb runs perfect
@naxxmare, that is quite possible - though I'm not aware of any major changes in the two OS builds that would explain this issue.
@naxxmare, I had a similar issue this evening.
Navigate to %AppData% in Windows Explorer
Create a folder called npm