I would appreciate some assistance installing particle-cli on Windows 7? I am instructor in a high school engineering and robotics shop and we would like to install particle-cli on 22 identical Windows 7 computers. I have installed it on Linux with reasonable success and somehow I got it installed last year on my own Windows 7 machine (I know, I should have taken notes), but I cannot install it on any of the other computers this year. The main problem is that the install errors are in no way consistent and seem to multiply.
Using the Windows Installer (which I run as administrator) never works, but does provide the only consistent error which is that it hangs on “Downloading and installing CLI dependencies” I even had our tech in here to help and he can find no useful info about why it hangs.
I was recently able to get node v10.14.1 and npm v6.4.1 installed and then install particle-cli completely. But then when I tried to use the CLI it would hang after entering the password on
particle login though other commands such as
particle list would work correctly.
After attempting to reinstall particle-cli the installation now consistently fails with a gyp ERR, even after completely uninstalling Node and reinstalling.
If someone could give me just a starting point I would be happy to work through the problem. I am sure it is possible to install on a standard Windows 7. My engineering students and I would be very grateful!