[Resolved] Windows choco install meteor does not finish

Using choco install meteor it does not finish the second Extracting command. Already 30 minutes gone bye without any sign of activity or result.

The process ended but not all is well. I got the following result:

Chocolatey timed out waiting for the command to finish. The timeout
specified (or the default value) was ‘2700’ seconds. Perhaps try a
higher --execution-timeout? See choco -h for details.
The install of meteor was NOT successful.
Error while running ‘C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\meteor\tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1’.
See log for details.

Chocolatey installed 0/1 packages. 1 packages failed.
See the log for details (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\logs\chocolatey.log).


  • meteor (exited -1) - Error while running ‘C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\meteor\tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1’.
    See log for details.

disable window defender and any antivirus programms


Yeah because Meteor (and node packages in general) include many small files, real time scanning can slow down installs by up to 10-20x.
Temporarily disabling during install is recoomended.

It’s also a good idea to white-listing the meteor folders (and your project) after install so rebuilding your app when it changes isn’t too slow

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@vinayv9, @coagmano
Thanks, disable window defender resolved this issue.

After installing meteor I stumbled on the next issue but I opened another topic for that.

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