Need to install


I need to install an older version of Meteor ( on Windows in order to support an existing application that was tested on

I can see an older post that says you can run previous versions using the --release flag (i.e. meteor run --release but it wasn’t clear if this is supported on Windows.

Can I install the latest 1.4 and then run using the --release flag above? Or, do I need to download/install the older version for Windows (if so, where can I find this version)?

Thank you,
Becky McDermott


The short answer is yes. However, it may need to download the assets needed for a previous version, if they’re not already cached (which will be the case if it’s a fresh install).

The other point to bear in mind is that if you have an app at 1.4 you can’t easily downgrade it. Your use case sounds perfectly okay.

Here’s an example creating a new, old app :wink: - note the 1.2.1 file structure:

C:\Users\robfallows\meteor>meteor --version
Meteor 1.4

C:\Users\robfallows\meteor>meteor --release 1.2.1 create oldie
Created a new Meteor app in 'oldie'.

To run your new app:
  cd oldie

If you are new to Meteor, try some of the learning resources here:

C:\Users\robfallows\meteor>cd oldie

 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 4A47-2803

 Directory of C:\Users\robfallows\meteor\oldie

02/08/2016  09:48    <DIR>          .
02/08/2016  09:48    <DIR>          ..
02/08/2016  09:54    <DIR>          .meteor
02/08/2016  09:48                31 oldie.css
02/08/2016  09:48               218 oldie.html
02/08/2016  09:48               478 oldie.js
               3 File(s)            727 bytes
               3 Dir(s)  89,712,267,264 bytes free

C:\Users\robfallows\meteor\oldie>meteor --version
Meteor 1.2.1