Opera is a well-known browser with an active userbase. It is a reliable Chromium-based web browser whose popularity is constant. But some users have reported that when they go to install this browser the Opera Installer is stuck on Downloading. If you are also facing this problem on your PC, then you should know that there are many ways to fix it, and this article will guide you on how to do it.
Opera Installer stuck on Downloading on Windows 11/10
There are various methods that can be used to fix the problem. These are:
- Download the Opera software from the original source
- Try to use a different network
- Use Opera offline installer
- Download it from Opera’s FTP server
- Temporarily disable the firewall on your computer
Let’s look at these methods one by one.
1] Download the Opera software from the original source
Many users use third-party sources to download Opera software due to which they have to face this problem. So, to avoid this problem, I would recommend that you should always download its latest version from the official website of Opera.
Click on the download for downloading the Opera from its official website and save it on another location – may be your desktop, and then run it from there.
2] Try to use a different network
If you are using your home network to download Opera and still your Opera is getting stuck on downloading., you should use a different network because sometimes using a different network can help with this problem.
When you switch to a different network it will download without any error or issues. Remember if you are using an Ethernet connection setich to a WiFi network (or vice versa) and see if that helps.
3] Use Opera offline installer
The offline installer doesn’t use the internet connection to download files. So, you can install the browser without any issues. Follow the below steps to use an offline installer.
- First, open the browser you are just using
- Go to the search bar, type Opera, and press Enter
- Now, open the official website of Opera
- On the Opera’s official page click on the Download
- Scroll down the page and select the Download the offline package for your specific OS
- Now, double-clicking on it
- Wait for the download to finish and Run the setup file
The offline installer has already all the necessary files for the installation. So, it doesn’t need to download anything.
4] Download it from Opera’s FTP server
For downloading it just click on Opera’s FTP server or you can even follow the below steps to download it from Opera’s FTP server.
- Open the browser you are using
- In the search box, type Opera FTP server, and press Enter
- Click on the first link
- Scroll down and select the latest version of it
- After you click on it, select Win
- Now, click on the Setup x64.exe or Setup.exe file in order to start the downloading process.
- Double-click on the downloaded setup file to install Opera
I hope, the above steps will resolve your problem.
5] Temporarily disable the firewall on your computer
Sometimes your antivirus and firewall settings can prevent you from downloading opera. So, follow the below steps to disable the firewall on your computer.
- Firstly press the Window key + S and type firewall
- Now, click on the Windows Defender Firewall
- Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off on the left pane
- Now, check the option Turn off Windows Defender Firewall for both Private and Public network settings.
- Click on OK and try to install Opera again
Note: Turning off the firewall isn’t recommended, so be sure to turn it back on after using this method.
Why is Opera not downloading files?
This problem may come when the ad-blocker is enabled because it prevents some files from downloading. So, disabling the ad-blocker may solve the issue. Also, a built-in VPN can also prevent downloading files, so try downloading files after disabling these features.
How do I install Opera on Windows 11/10?
If you want to install Opera on Windows 11/10, just follow the below easy steps.
- Open your browser and in the search bar type Opera, and press Enter
- Open the official website of Opera
- Now, on the opera download page click on the Download now in the center of the page
- Once the download has been completed, open it
- Now, click on Accept and install
- Opera browser will be installed on Windows 11/10
Why is Opera GX stuck on downloading?
There are many reasons why Opera GX is stuck on downloading. These are:
- By using an unstable internet connection
- The firewall prevents files from downloading
- The ad-blocker causes the interface
- The files are downloaded from a third-party source.
The above issue is not specific to Opera, as many users also reported that their Opera GX is not opening on Windows 11/10. If you also have this problem then follow the below article.