Google Chrome installation failed errors: 4, 7, 12, 13, 31, 35, 57, 102, 103

If you receive error codes 4, 7, 12, 13, 31, 35, 57, 102, or 103, when installing Google Chrome browser on your Windows PC, then here are the causes with potential solutions that will help you fix the issues.

Installation failed, The Google Chrome installer failed to start

Chrome installation errors 4, 7, 12, 13, 31, 35, 57, 102, 103

Google Chrome installation failed errors: 4, 7, 12, 13, 31, 35, 57, 102, 103

Reason & solution for Chrome Error 4

This happens when you want to install an older version of Chrome, but a new version is already available. Many a time the new versions cause problems. The only way out is to install an older version of Chrome which was working smoothly for you.

  • Go to Programs & Feature and locate Chrome.
  • Select it and choose to uninstall.
  • Then download, and install the working version of Chrome

Post this; you will have to make sure to disable Chrome Updates. Unlike Firefox, Chrome is updated through Google Update Services in Windows. You will need to disable that service.

  • Type Services.msc in Windows run prompt.
  • Search for Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem).
  • Stop them, and then chose to disable from the drop-down.

However, make sure to enable them once you are sure that your problem is resolved.

Reason & solution for Chrome Errors 7, 12, 13, 35, 57, 102, 103

You get these number when the Chrome install fails for unknown reasons.

1] Check if your computer has enough space

Make sure you have enough space on your computer to install Chrome. Run the Disk Cleanup Tool which can help you with that. Post that, run the Chrome Installer, and it should get installed this time.

2] Disable Antivirus and Security software

It is possible that your Antivirus or Security software might have blocked the Chrome installer you have downloaded. It is also possible that they might be blocking the source from where Chrome downloads the file. So just for installing Chrome, disable or uninstall that software. Once you install Chrome, re-enable it.

3] Install Chrome with Admin privilege

If you are an Admin or have the person around you with admin privileges, install chrome with those permissions. At times EXE files are blocked or not allowed to make changes to system files unless they have the right permissions.

Reason & solution for Chrome Error 31

This error means that you are not able to re-install Chrome. It is possible that previous uninstallation has left something behind which is blocking the reinstallation.

  • Create a System Restore point.
  • Type regedit in the run prompt, and hit enter.
  • This will launch the registry editor. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT \CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
  • Delete the Key GoogleUpdate.exe.

If you see any other key related to Google Chrome. Delete it as well. Restart, and try installing Chrome again.

We hope these solutions help you to resolve Chrome errors 4, 7, 12, 13, 31, 35, 57, 102, or 103.

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