Recently there have been a lot of Discord users are having issues when updating their program. What they usually experience is they are stuck in the update process or the update totally failed.

If you’re also one of them, you’re no doubt very frustrated. But don’t worry. This issue is fixable. The following are the fixes you can try.

Try these fixes…

You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Run Discord as administrator
  2. Temporarily disable your antivirus
  3. Completely reinstall Discord

Fix 1: Run Discord as administrator

This is the first thing you should try when your Discord update has failed. To run discord as administrator, simply right click the Discord icon, then select Run as administrator.

Now check to see if this fixed your Discord update issue. Hopefully it did, but if not there are still other fixes you can try.

Fix 2: Temporarily disable your antivirus

Your firewall or antivirus software can sometimes cause interference to your Discord update connection. To see if that’s the case for you, temporarily disable your firewall and see if the problem remains. (You may need to consult your firewall documentation for instructions on disabling it.)

If this resolves your problem, You can contact the vendor of your firewall and ask them for advice. Or you can install a different antivirus solution.

IMPORTANT: Be extra careful about what sites you visit, what emails you open and what files you download when you have disabled your firewall.

Fix 3: Completely reinstall Discord

If none of the fixes above worked for you, then you should completely reinstall your Discord program. Here is how to do it, completely:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  2. Type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Right click Discord and click Uninstall.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall process.
  5. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  6. Type “%appdata%” and press Enter on your keyboard.
  7. Delete the Discord folder there. (Right click the folder and select Delete.)
  8. Type “%localappdata%” and press Enter on your keyboard.
  9. Delete the Discord folder there. (Right click the folder and select Delete.)
  10. Go to the Discord website, then download the latest version of Discord.
  11. Run the downloaded file, then follow the on-screen instructions to install Discord.

Hopefully one of the fixes above worked for you. If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below.

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