5 Fixes Discord Installation Failed In Windows

Hola, tech enthusiasts! I just had a face-off with a pesky little bug – the notorious “Discord Installation Failed” error on Windows. Picture this: it’s a Saturday night, I’m amped to jump into a gaming session with the crew, and boom – Discord decides to bail on me. No more lurking in the shadows, my friends. Today, I’m going to share my journey to conquer this digital nuisance, and provide 10 effective solutions that saved my day.

1. The Trusty Restart

No tech toolkit is complete without the classic restart. It has the magical ability to solve a multitude of issues, so let’s start with that:

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ button at the bottom left corner of your screen or press the Windows key.
  2. Click the ‘Power’ button, and then choose ‘Restart’.

Once your system boots back up, try installing Discord again. If the problem still exists, let’s move on to the next solution.

The Trusty Restart


2. Run as Administrator:

Sometimes, Discord needs a little extra power to break through the Windows defenses. Try running the installer as an administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting “Run as administrator”. This could bypass potential permission issues that are stalling the installation.

3. Clean Reinstall:

A clean reinstall eradicates any potentially corrupted files from the previous installation. Here are the steps:

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type appwiz.cpl, and hit ‘Enter’.
  2. In the list of programs, find Discord, right-click on it, and select ‘Uninstall’.
  3. Press the Windows key + R again, type %appdata%, and hit ‘Enter’.
  4. Find the Discord folder, right-click on it, and select ‘Delete’.
  5. Repeat the same in the %localappdata% folder.
  6. After everything related to Discord is purged from your system, visit the official Discord website (https://discord.com/download) to download a fresh installer.
Clean Reinstall

4. Disable Antivirus Temporarily:

Some antivirus software can be a bit too protective, unintentionally blocking legitimate operations. If possible, disable your antivirus temporarily and try installing Discord again. If it works, consider adding Discord as an exception in your antivirus settings. Don’t forget to reactivate your antivirus after!

5. Windows Update:

I’ll be honest, keeping Windows up-to-date feels like a chore sometimes. But, outdated software can trigger unexpected issues like our current predicament. Check for updates under Windows Settings -> Update & Security and ensure you’re running the latest version.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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