How To Fix Discord Download Error On Windows 10

Discord app is a popular VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol application that is free to download on your computer. It is the widely used application in the gaming community where gamers can interact through voice chat, video chats and text. Downloading Discord app is pretty simple however there are instances where download error of Discord app can occur. There have been reports too from users where Discord app does not install and or Discord installation has failed error. In here, we are going to talk about the recommended solutions that you can try to fix Discord download error on Windows 10.

Fix Discord Download Error On Windows 10

There are several possible reasons that may have caused this download error on Discord such as corrupt system file to issues with Windows update. If you are experiencing download error on Discord or discord installation failed error, try the following solutions below to fix the discord error with download and install.

But before performing the recommended solutions, I suggest you restart your computer first. This action refreshes the computer system and removes any corrupt temporary data that may be causing error to occur. Surprising as it may sound, restarting sometimes fixes issues on the computer.

Solution 1: RUN DISM and SFC tool

A corrupt or missing system file can cause issues with Windows drivers that can cause error with downloading an application. To fix this you may need to run the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker) tool to search for corrupt missing files.

To run the DISM:

  1. At the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left, type Command Prompt

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  2. Right click on the Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. This is required for administrative access.

    If a prompt User account control (UAC) appears, click OK.
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  3. Inside Command prompt window, type the command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press Enter. Wait for the command to complete.

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  4. Type the command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth and press Enter. Wait for the command to complete.

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After DISM scan is complete, check if download error in Discord or Discord installation has failed error on Windows 10 still occurs.

If after running DISM tool to update files and download error in Discord or Discord installation has failed error message on Windows 10 still occurs, try to run an SFC scan.

To run the SFC scan:

  1. At the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left, type Command Prompt.
  2. Right click on the Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. This is required for administrative access. If a prompt User account control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  3. At Command prompt window, type the command sfc /scannow and press Enter . Windows will now scan for corrupt or missing update files. Do not abort the process and wait for it to complete.

After running SFC and update files complete, check if download error in Discord or Discord installation has failed error message on Windows 10 still occurs.

Solution 2: Uninstall Discord

If the solution mentioned above did not fix download error and installation has failed error on Discord, you may need to uninstall the application and reinstall. Most of the time, when installing an application that is already installed on your computer, you should completely uninstall it first before installing a new one as it can cause error message to occur.

First you need to Stop the Discord process completely:

  1. Simultaneously press CTRL + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Task Manager Window.
  2. Inside task manager, scroll down and locate Discord which is located under Apps Processes.
  3. Right click on Discord process and click End Task from the drop down menu.
  4. Exit Task Manager window.

To uninstall Discord:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type control panel and press Enter or click OK.
  3. Inside Control panel, make sure View by is set to Large icons.
  4. Click Programs and features.
  5. Scroll down and locate Discord.
  6. Right click on Discord and then click Uninstall option.
  7. Restart your computer.

Solution 3: Delete Discord folders and other related files

One of the easiest and considered to be the best way to fix the problem and proceed with the download and installation process without experiencing the same error is to delete Discord folder and other related files as well. Discord files may be corrupted that may have caused this problem in the first place.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box
  2. At RUN dialog box, type %AppData% and press Enter or click OK. File explorer window will open.
  3. Inside Roaming folder, scroll down and locate Discord
  4. Right click on Discord and click Delete from the drop down menu
  5. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box
  6. At RUN dialog box, type %LocalAppData% and press Enter or click OK. File explorer window will open but this time with under Local folder.
  7. Inside Local Folder, scroll down and locate Discord.
  8. Right click on Discord and click Delete from the drop down menu
  9. Restart Computer

Solution 4: Install Discord

After uninstalling Discord and removing discord related files, you need to reinstall Discord application.

To do this:

  1. Launch web browser
  2. Go to Discord website from here
  3. Click Download for Windows tab. This will download Discord application latest version.
  4. Once download is complete, right click on setup.exe and then select Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. If User Account Control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  5. Run the Discord executable and then follow the onscreen instructions on how to install Discord.

Solution 5: Uninstall Windows Update

If none of the solutions mentioned above did not fix download error on Discord, try to uninstall and recall recent updates with Windows. There are times when new versions interferes with Discord download and sometimes causes conflict that can also cause installation has failed error. Although this is considered to the last resort in fixing this problem as updating to the latest version of Windows helps with security enhancements that protects your computer.

To uninstall Windows update, follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows key + I on your keyboard to open Windows Settings section.
  2. Inside Windows settings, click Update and Security.
  3. At left pane, click Windows Update.
  4. At right pane, click View Update History
  5. Click the option Uninstall and update. A new window opens.
  6. At new window, locate the recent update you just installed. Right click on the update and click uninstall from the drop down menu.

After uninstalling Windows update, try reinstalling Discord and then check if download error or discord installation has failed error still occurs.

After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix the discord error with download on Windows 10. For more troubleshooting videos, visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel

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