Google Chrome is a popular web browser that offers fast performance, security, and customization. However, sometimes you may encounter an error when trying to install or update it on your Windows 10 computer. One of the common errors is 0x80040707, which indicates a problem with the Windows Installer or the Google Chrome setup file.
How to Troubleshoot Browser Issue and Fix Google Chrome Update Installation Failed Error Code 0x80040707 on PC
In this blog post, we’ll go over some steps you can take to fix the update and new installation error code 0x80040707 and install Chrome successfully on your Windows PC.
Download the Full Installer
Sometimes, the online installer of Chrome may not work properly due to network issues or corrupted files. You can try downloading the full offline installer of Chrome from the official website of Google Chrome for Work. This will allow you to install Chrome without an internet connection and avoid potential errors. To download the full offline installer of Chrome, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the Google Chrome for Work website.
- Click on “Download Chrome MSI.”
- Select the version of Chrome you want to download.
- Save the installer file to your computer.
After downloading the full installer, try installing Chrome again to see if the error has been resolved.
Run the Installer as Administrator
Another possible cause of the error is a lack of permissions to install Chrome on your computer. Achieve this by doing a right-click on the installation file, and then choosing the “Run as administrator” option. This will give the installer full access to your system and registry settings. To run the installer as an administrator, you can follow these steps:
- Locate the Chrome setup file on your computer.
- Right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator.”
- Follow the instructions on the screen to install Chrome.
After running the installer as an administrator, try installing Chrome again to see if the error has been resolved.
Perform a Repair Upgrade
If the error persists, it may indicate a deeper problem with your Windows 10 installation or registry. You can try performing a repair upgrade using the Windows 10 ISO file, which will reinstall Windows 10 without affecting your personal files and settings. To do this, you need to download the official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft’s website and follow the instructions to perform a repair upgrade. To perform a repair upgrade, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the Microsoft website and download the Windows 10 ISO file.
- Mount the ISO file by right-clicking on it and selecting “Mount.”
- Open the mounted ISO file and run the setup.exe file.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to perform a repair upgrade.
After performing a repair upgrade, try installing Chrome again to see if the error has been resolved.
Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software
Sometimes, your antivirus software may interfere with the installation of Chrome and cause errors. You can try temporarily disabling your antivirus software before installing Chrome and see if that helps.
Make sure to enable it again after the installation is complete. To disable your antivirus software, you can follow the instructions provided by your antivirus software manufacturer.