Google Chrome not installing Windows 11

Microsoft Edge is the default browser that comes pre-installed on Windows 11 and Windows 10. But still, most users prefer Google Chrome, which is popular for its speed & security, user-friendly interface, Extensions and Customization, and regular updates with new features and improvements. However, some users report Google Chrome Won’t Install On Windows 11. “After downloading and installing Google Chrome the program is not opening”. Overall, Unable to install Google Chrome on Windows 11 computer.

There could be a number of reasons why Google Chrome not installing on Windows 11, Compatibility issues with antivirus, Problems with registry entries, Another installation is running, Malware infection, or problems with the internet connection are common. In this article, we will explore possible issues and help you successfully install Google Chrome on a Windows 11 PC.

Can’t Install Google Chrome on Windows 11

Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software and Run the Chrome Installation as Administrator allowing most users to install Google Chrome on Windows 11 without any problem. Also, you need to Clear Temporary Files and Cache and update Windows 11 with the latest version to get rid of such problems on your computer.

Download the installer from the official Google Chrome website here, It will automatically detect the OS and offer the relevant download button on the home page. Run the installer as administrator and wait few minutes to complete the Chrome installation.

Download Google chrome

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Restart Windows 11 and try to run the Chrome installer again. This will wipe up system memory, restart all running processes, and clear temporary glitches that may prevent installing new apps or games on Windows 11.

Check System Requirements

Before proceeding with the installation, ensure that your Windows 11 device meets the minimum system requirements for Google Chrome. These requirements include a compatible processor, sufficient RAM, and available storage space. Double-check these specifications to ensure your system is compatible with Chrome.

To check the system requirements, visit the Chrome browser system requirements page and compare it with your computer’s specifications.

Clear Temporary Files and Cache

Corrupted temporary files or cached data can hinder the installation process. Clearing these files may resolve the issue.

  • Press the “Windows + R” key combination to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “%temp%” (without quotes) and click “OK.”
  • In the folder that opens, select all files and folders.
  • Press “Shift + Delete” to permanently delete the selected files.
  • Confirm the deletion when prompted.

Delete Temp file on windows 11

Alternatively, you can use third-party software like CCleaner to delete temporary files.

According to multiple reports, deleting the Google Update directory can fix Chrome installation errors

  • Press the Windows Key + R type %LOCALAPPDATA% and press “OK”.
  • Locate the “Update” directory and delete it.

In addition, delete old Chrome files and start from scratch.

  • Press Windows key + E to open file explorer,
  • Open the C drive, navigate Program Files, and open the Google folder.
  • Delete the Chrome folder from the following menu
  • Now download Chrome from the official site and run the installer as administrator to install Chrome on your PC.

Disable Antivirus or Firewall

It may be antivirus or firewalls interfere with Google Chrome installation and block it. Google suggests turning off the antivirus software during the installation process. Let’s temporarily disable your antivirus and then run the Chrome installer.

  • Press Windows key + s, type Windows security and select it from the search results,
  • Click Firewall & network protection then Select the Private network profile from the list of available options.
  • And toggle off the Microsoft Defender Firewall option.

Disable microsoft defender firewall

If you are using third-party antivirus check the firewall settings or temporarily disable the antivirus protection. Now try installing Google Chrome and see if it works.

Remember to re-enable the antivirus software once the installation is complete.

Check for Windows Updates

Outdated Windows versions can also interfere with Chrome installation. Ensure that your Windows 11 operating system is up to date. Microsoft frequently releases updates that address compatibility issues and improve system stability.

Update Windows 11 before installing Chrome and see if it works

  • Click on the “Start” button in the taskbar, and Select the “Settings” option.
  • Within the Settings menu, click on “Windows Update.”
  • Click on the “Check for updates” button and install any available updates.
  • Once done reboot your computer to apply the changes. Now try to install the Chrome browser.

Download windows 11 update

Run the Installation as Administrator

Running the installation as an administrator can often resolve installation issues. Follow these steps to run the installer with administrative privileges:

  • Right-click on the Chrome installation file.
  • From the context menu, select “Run as administrator.”
  • If prompted by the User Account Control (UAC), click “Yes” to grant permission.

Run chrome as administrator

Restart BITS service

  • Press Windows key + R, type services.msc, and click ok
  • Scroll down to locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), right-click on it select restart,
  • If the service not started, double-click on it to open properties, change the startup type automatic and start the service next to the service status.
  • click ok and apply to save changes, now try installing Google Chrome on Windows 11.

start BITS service

Use Compatibility Mode

If the Chrome installer is not compatible with Windows 11, you can try running it in compatibility mode for an earlier version of Windows. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Chrome installer file, Select “Properties” from the context menu.
  • Go to the “Compatibility” tab, Check the box next to “Run this program in compatibility mode for.”
  • Choose an earlier version of Windows from the drop-down menu, Click “Apply” and then “OK.”
  • Now Try running the installer as administrator and follow the on-screen instructions.

Reset Windows Store Cache

Resetting the Windows Store cache can help resolve issues related to Microsoft Store apps. To reset the cache:

  • Press the “Windows + R” key combination to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “wsreset.exe” (without quotes) and press “Enter.”
  • The Microsoft Store will open automatically after a few moments.

Now try to install the Chrome browser from its official site.

Use Google Chrome Offline Installer

Still, having trouble installing Chrome on Windows 11? Download the Google Chrome offline installer and run it as administrator. To get it, visit the Google Chrome offline installer website and download the installation file onto a computer with internet access.

Delete Chrome Client Registry Entry

If you are getting the error “Can’t find installer applications on Windows” message, Delete Chrome Client Registry Entry help fix the problem.

  • Press the Windows key + R, type regedit and click ok to open the Windows registry editor,
  • Navigate Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Update\ClientState.
  • Find the {4DC8B4CA-1BDA-483e-B5FA-D3C12E15B62D} folder under it. Right-click on it -> select Delete -> click Yes

Sometimes Malware or malicious programs can mess up the installation process, Perform a full system scan with reliable antivirus and anti-malware software to Remove any detected threats and try installing Chrome again

If the problem still exists, contact Google support.

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Steve Ballmer
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