Error in "ionic setup sass"

I am new to ionic and I have been trying to identify different stable versions. I tried with ionic 2 with node 4.5 and on cli, nothing works out even after typing ionic. Then I tried 1.3.22 ionic version, basic app got created with cordova and small edits also worked fine. But “gulp sass” did not work out.

For gulp sass command to work, I tried lot of options as per the forum, installing , reinstalling changing node version(v12, 4.5, 4.4.1) etc but no luck.

At the end with the below configuration/setting, I still have the problem persisting.

Any help in this regard is appreciated . tks

==========> ionic setup sass ==================================================

  • Run ionic serve to start a local dev server and watch/compile Sass to CSS

[21:59:41] Using gulpfile C:\ionic apps\myApp\gulpfile.js
[21:59:41] Starting ‘sass’…

Error running gulp sass

Exception with (CLI v1.7.16)

Your system information:

Cordova CLI: 6.3.1
Gulp version: CLI version 3.9.1
Gulp local: Local version 3.9.1
Ionic Framework Version: 1.3.1
Ionic CLI Version: 1.7.16
Ionic App Lib Version: 0.7.3
OS: Windows 7
Node Version: v0.12.15