Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Texting & Messaging How to Fix When Discord Won't Install Troubleshooting Discord's installation process by Jon Martindale Writer Jon Martindale has been a feature tech writer for more than 10 years. He's written for publications such as Digital Trends, KitGuru, and ITProPortal. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jon Martindale Updated on October 27, 2020 Texting & Messaging Email Texting & Messaging Video Calls Tweet Share Email When Discord won't download or install, it blocks you from chatting with the people you love the most, or at least, like to play games with. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can fix it when the discord setup failed. These instructions work for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, even though screenshots were taken in Windows 10. Causes of the Discord Installation has Failed Error If you're having trouble with Discord not downloading, there are a number of reasons that might be the case—most likely it's a piece of software, or perhaps even your browser, blocking the process. If you run into the Installation has failed error when trying to install Discord, it's not always clear why it happens. Fortunately, a clean install starting right from scratch almost always fixes the issue. How To Troubleshoot When Discord Is Not Downloading If you find Discord not downloading properly, making it impossible to install it in the first place, there are a few things you can try to fix it. Make sure you are trying to download Discord from the official website. It's possible that you've attempted to download it from an illegitimate source that is more interested in serving you ads and malware than the software you want to install. Try a different browser. It's possible that the browser you're using has a built in protective extension or application that prevents software downloads. Reboot your PC and try again. It may be there's some software running that's interfering with Discord downloading properly. How To Resolve the Discord Installation Has Failed Error If you can download Discord just fine, but the Discord update installation failed or you encounter various Windows installer errors, you need to clean out your system and reinstall it from scratch. Create a Discord Server to Stay in Touch With Family and Friends If you're still having problems, it's most likely the above clean install techniques will help fix any discord installation has failed errors, but if not, there are a couple of other things worth trying too. Update Windows. It's possible that your version of Windows doesn't meet the minimum requirements for Discord and so the installer is running into issues. A Windows update to the latest version to make sure that you have everything you need to run Discord properly. Update your drivers. Although unlikely, it's possible a driver conflict is causing your system to have trouble installing applications like Discord. Update your drivers to make sure that's not the problem. Run a malware scan. Malware can cause all manner of frustrating issues on your PC. If you have a good antivirus client installed, you're probably safe, but it never hurts to run a scan all the same.