I used the command truffle unbox react to build a dapp. It is just the initial step of my dapp development. However, it sucks. It continually pops up

gyp ERR! build error
gyp ERR! stack Error: `C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\BuildTools\MSBuild\15.0\Bin\MSBuild.exe` failed with exit code: 1

this error. I've already google this error. Therefore, I set my python default version at 2.7 and install visual studio 2015 and visual studio 2017. Also I've reinstall node-gyp and npm to make sure if it is the latest version. I've tried whatever I can google. PLEASE HELP! This is my error

  • Have you tried a one-time execution of npm install --global --production windows-build-tools? Sep 5, 2019 at 12:22
  • @goodvibration I've already tried this command.
    – Jessie
    Sep 5, 2019 at 12:53
  • And did it complete successfully? Sep 5, 2019 at 12:55
  • Yes, it completed successfully.
    – Jessie
    Sep 5, 2019 at 12:56

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Hey I was just going through this issue. I solved it by locally installing an earlier version of node. First, I deleted all my node modules and package-lock.json.

Then I installed an earlier version of node locally

npm install --save [email protected]

Then I re-installed all my other node packages

npm install --save drizzle drizzle-react drizzle components

Hope this might help.

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