We can install Cypress in many ways, but I recommend everyone to use NPM module to install cypress among the other ways.
For this we need node.js to be installed on your machine, below are the steps to be followed to install npm in windows environment.
Step 1: Install npm in windows:
Navigate to https://nodejs.org/en/download/ url
Click on Windows Installer
Download Windows Binary (.zip) 32- bit/64 –bit depending upon your Operating system
Extract the zip file and open the extracted folder and double click on the node.exe
Click on Next->Click on Next->Click on Next->Click on Next->Click on Next then click on Finish button on Node.js Setup dialog
Now we are good to install Cypress using npm module, below are the steps to be followed to install cypress
Step2: Install Cypress using npm
Create a folder with a name CypressDemo in your “C” drive
Open the command prompt from start menu
Execute below command and change the working directory to the newly created folder
Then execute command to install Cypress
npm install cypress –save-dev
Now you are ready to write your own automation test scripts using Cypress.