Install Cypress on Windows 10 using Direct Download

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Direct download is an alternative way of installing Cypress. However, this is not the recommended approach because it has several limitations with it.

  • Recording runs to the Dashboard is not possible from the direct download. This download is only intended as a quick way to try out Cypress. To record tests to the Dashboard, you’ll need to install Cypress as an npm dependency.
  • Not automatically installed with project. Team members need to download and install manually and because of this, there is possibility that one team member is working on version 1 and another on version 2 because the direct download will always grab the latest available version. Your platform will be detected automatically. 

Step 1: Go to cypress io

Step 2: It will automatically detect your system and once you will click on Download Now. A zip file will be downloaded.

cypress direct download from home page


Step 1: Visit Cypress Docs

Step 2: From left menu click on Getting Started -> Installing Cypress

Step 3: You can scroll down to direct download section or click on direct download link on right section 

Cypress direct download from Doc page