Top 8 Ways to Fix Google Chrome Installation Failed on Windows
Microsoft has made massive performance and compatibility improvements with the Chromium-based Edge browser on Windows. However, most people still prefer Google Chrome for web browsing. For some, it is the first application to install on a new PC, despite the presence of the Edge browser. If you are having trouble getting it on your PC, here are the ways to fix Google Chrome installation failure on Windows.
Google Chrome continues to dominate the desktop web browser market. With extensive extension support, cross-platform availability, and new add-ons like group tabs, Chrome’s popularity comes as no surprise. Errors while installing Chrome can leave you confused. Let’s fix the problem and get back to using Google Chrome.
1. Use official website to download Chrome installer
There are several third-party sources to download popular Windows apps from the web. However, you should not trust any random website to download Google Chrome installer file on your PC. For the best and most secure experience, stick to official websites.
When using third-party sources, you may even end up downloading an older version of Chrome or the one with malware containing corrupted files.
Visit the official Google Chrome web site. It will automatically detect the operating system and offer the corresponding download button on the homepage.
2. Use a broadband internet connection
Use a reliable broadband internet connection to download the Chrome installer from the web. Any interruption due to incomplete internet connection may lead to corruption of the installation file on your PC.
Step 1: Open the Settings app in Windows (use Windows + I keys).
2nd step: Go to the Network & Internet menu and make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.
Connect to a 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequency band for faster speeds, not a slower 2.4 GHz band. If you’re having Wi-Fi issues, check out our dedicated guide to troubleshooting Wi-Fi in Windows 11.
3. Install Google Chrome Offline
If you are still having trouble downloading Chrome to your Windows computer, you can download Chrome to another computer and manually move the installer file to your main PC.
Step 1: Use another computer connected to the Internet and download the Chrome installer.
2nd step: Use a USB drive to copy this installer and paste it on the computer where you want to install Chrome. Next, double-click the installer file to begin installation on your PC.
4. Check system requirements
Google Chrome is available on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 or later. Minimum system requirements include an Intel Pentium 4 or later processor that supports SSE3 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 3).
If you bought a Windows PC within the last five years, you probably meet all the system requirements for Google Chrome.
5. Disable anti-virus software
Your favorite antivirus software may be the cause of Chrome installing problem on your computer. Google suggests disabling antivirus software during the installation process.
Step 1: Disable third-party antivirus software on your PC.
2nd step: Download Chrome from the web.
Step 3: Open the Chrome installer and follow the installation steps.
Step 4: After a successful installation, re-enable your antivirus software.
6. Delete Chrome Data
Are you trying to reinstall Google Chrome browser and getting errors in return? You will need to delete the old Chrome files and start over.
Step 1: Open File Explorer on your PC (use Windows + E keys).
2nd step: Open the C: drive or the main Windows drive where the old Chrome installation files are located.
Step 3: Select Program Files and open the Google folder.
Step 4: Delete the Chrome folder in the next menu. You may need to enter the administrator password to perform this action.
Use the 1st solution above to download Chrome and install it on PC.
7. Run Windows Security Scan
If your computer is already affected by malicious files, you might face problems with the installation of third-party applications. Microsoft offers a Windows security tool to find and remove corrupt files from the PC. Here’s how you can use it.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Windows Security.
2nd step: Go to the Virus & Threat Protection menu.
Step 3: Select the Quick Scan button and remove harmful files from your computer.
Try your luck again with installing Chrome.
8. Check device storage
You may encounter Chrome installation error if your PC is running out of storage. Here is how you can check the remaining storage space on your computer.
Step 1: Open the Windows Settings menu and select System from the left sidebar.
2nd step: Go to the Storage menu and check the available space.
If you’re running out of storage space, check out the dedicated guide for deleting temporary files in Windows.
Start using Google Chrome on Windows
Are you still having trouble installing Chrome on Windows? You might want to consider Chrome alternatives such as Edge, Vivaldi, or Brave for browsing the web. These options are chrome-based and work well with all of your Chrome extensions.