How to Fix Discord Installation Has Failed Easily

By  Program Issues  Windows

Many people have reported that they run into an error saying “Installation has failed” while installing Discord. If you’re having the same error, or you fail to install Discord, don’t worry. You’re not alone. The good news is, you can fix the problem.

Discord is an application that specializes in text, image, audio and video for video games. It brings fantastic experience for playing video games.

Try these fixes:

Here are the solutions to fix Discord installation problem. Just follow the steps and you’ll get Discord working again.

  1. Step 1: Disable Discord in Task Manager
  2. Step 2: Delete Discord folders
  3. Bonus Tip
Note: the screenshots below come from Windows 10, and fixes apply to Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Step 1: Disable Discord in Task Manager

Before getting started, you’ll need to end tasks running Discord in your computer, so you can delete Discord’s folders in your computer in Step 2.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  2. Type taskmgr and click OK.

  3. In the Process tab, select any process related with Discord, and click End task.

    You’ll need to repeat this several times to end Discord task if there are more than one processes for Discord.
  4. Then close Task Manager.

Then you’ll be able to delete Discord folders. Continue with the steps below.

Step 2: Delete Discord folders

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  2. Type %AppData% and click OK.

  3. Your File Explorer will open a window. Right click the discord folder and click Delete.

  4. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  5. Type %LocalAppData% and click OK.

  6. Your File Explorer will open a new window. Right click the Discord folder and click Delete.

  7. Restart your computer.
  8. You’ll be able to reinstall Discord in your computer. Just download the Discord application, run the Discord setup file and it should be installed properly.

Hope the steps above helps you with the Discord installation failed issue.

Bonus Tip: Update available device drivers

The missing or outdated device drivers can bring your computer various problems, such as Discord not working or sound problems. So you should keep your device drivers up to date.

In addition, if you want to have the best possible experience when playing games, you should update your device drivers, especially drivers for your graphics card and sound card.

There are two ways to update your device drivers: manually and automatically.

Manual driver update – You can go to the website of your hardware devices, find the latest correct driver for your device, then download and install it manually into your computer. This requires time and computer skills.

OR

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have time or patience, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Open Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan the problem drivers in your computer.

  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged devices to automatically download the correct version of their driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Then install it in your computer.

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All and get a 30-day money back guarantee).

  4. Restart your computer to take effect.
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