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The Windows 0X80040890 error code appears when you try to install the Google Chrome update. This Chrome browser update installation problem has the following error message:
“Google Update installation failed with error 0x80040890”
Such an error occurs when you try to get updates from dangerous websites, and you can only risk infecting your computer with viruses and forcing yourself to reinstall windows, which you may not like. I suggest that if you want to get the updates for your Google Chrome, then find and download them from a trusted website, and most likely a site that has updates for Google applications.
The problem may also result from an obsolete version of the Windows Installer you are using and another component of your system that no longer works, causing errors when updating Google Chrome. Therefore, you should consider performing a system repair to resolve problems with system components.
How to solve problems and fix Google Chrome Error 0X80040890:
Using Windows Update Troubleshooting
Run the built-in Windows Update troubleshooter and check that it is working properly. The steps to follow are as follows.
Press Windows + W on your keyboard to launch the search option.
Enter Troubleshooting and click on Troubleshooting.
Then click on the Show All option.
Click on Windows Update and follow the instructions to solve the problem.
Modify the registry settings
You must resolve this issue to complete the installation process. All you have to do is change your Windows registry to solve this problem. Here are the next steps to repair it.
– Click on Start.
– And go to Run.
– Type regedit in run and click OK.
Find the value of the image status in (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupState).
Right-click on the registry key and select Edit. Delete the value in the field and click OK.
Clean the Windows Update folder
We will now clean the temporary cache folder of Windows Update:
1. Hold down the Windows key and press the “R” key at the same time.
2. a new small window appears.
3. Enter %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore in this new window and click OK.
4. It will open the Windows Explorer in the right place.
5. delete all the contents of this folder. (Note: Use Ctrl + A to select all files and folders)
In the comments below, let us know which of the above solutions helped you solve your problem with Chrome Update.
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