Fix: Chrome Installation Failed – Google Chrome installer failed to start.

Why the Chrome Installation is failed?

If you face the following installation error “Chrome Installation failed. The Google Chrome installer failed to start” or “Chrome installation failed due to unspecified error” when you try to install Google Chrome on your computer, then an invalid registry entry prevents you from installing Chrome. 

To resolve the Chrome Installation failed problem, follow this guide and remove the invalid entries from Windows registry.

Chrome installation failed


How to fix the “Chrome Installation Failed – Chrome installer failed to start” problem.

Important notice: Some users reported that McAfee products such the “McAfee Security Scan Plus” or the “McAfee AntiSpyware” prevents the Chrome installation. So before proceeding to modify the registry by using the steps below, uninstall any McAfee product if installed.

1.  Open Registry Editor: To do that:

  • Simultaneously press the Win + R keys, type regedit and choose OK.

registry editor


2. At the left pane, navigate to this subfolder*:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Update\Clients\{430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D}


* On Windows 64bit the path is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update\Clients\{430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D}



3. Right-click on {430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D} subfolder and select Delete.

4. Now navigate to this subfolder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update\Clients\{430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D}

5. Right-click on {430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D} subfolder and select Delete.

6. Close Registry editor.

7. Install Google Chrome.

Note: if the problem persists Check your computer for viruses, malware, etc.


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