[Featured]$type=ticker$count=12$cols=4$cate=0$hide=home$source=random$va=0

Best 5 Ways to Fix Google Chrome Stuck on Waiting to Download Issue

SHARE:




We usually joke about the fact that everyone uses Internet Explorer or its upgraded version Microsoft Edge Browser to install Google Chrome only. What if Edge gets a bit cranky and doesn’t let you download Google Chrome? That’s what is happening with some Windows 10 users. If you are also facing the issue where Windows 10 is blocking Google Chrome installation, then you are at the right place.

[post_ads]

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows Fi

Sometimes, when Chrome is giving you trouble or when you upgrade your PC, you may want to reinstall Chrome. Typically, you would open another browser and proceed to download Chrome. But sadly, the installer gets stuck on ‘Downloading’ or ‘Waiting to Download’ option.

What do you do in such a situation? How do you install your beloved Chrome again? Find the answer here where we tell you how to fix Google Chrome stuck on downloading.

1. Restart Your Computer


It’s a good practice to shut down your computer after using it instead of putting it on sleep or hibernating it. If you are trying to install Chrome on a system that hasn’t been restarted in a while or you recently uninstalled Chrome, you should start by restarting your PC.

2. Set Correct Date and Time


Setting the correct date and time plays a vital role in the proper functioning of your PC. If downloads fail on your system, verify whether your PC has a correct date or not. For that, right-click on the date and time in the taskbar and select Adjust date/time from the menu. In case the date and time are missing from the taskbar, fix it first.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 1A

Enable the options for Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically. Also, click on Sync now present under Synchronize your clock. Then, try installing Chrome.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 2

3. Download Offline Installer


Typically, when you install Chrome, you download a small installation file. You need an active internet connection to install it fully. If the installation fails, you can try installing it from the offline installer. Download it from the link given below, and once downloaded, click on it to start the installation process.

[post_ads_2]


4. Turn off Smart Screen


Windows 10 includes a protective feature called Smart Screen that saves you against phishing and stops you from downloading malicious files. However, sometimes, it stops Chrome from letting you download the normal files too. To fix it, you need to disable Smart Screen on your PC.

For that, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Settings on your PC from the Start Menu. Alternatively, press Windows and I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2: Go to Update and Security.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 3

Step 3: Click on Windows Security in the left sidebar and select App & browser control on the right side.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 4

Step 4: Under SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge, either select Warn or select Off.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 5

Step 5: Restart your PC and then try downloading Chrome.

5. Enough Storage


If you are unable to download anything from your browser, make sure you have enough storage space on your PC. You can use the Storage Sense feature to free up space.

6. Disable Antivirus


Sometimes, the antivirus software present on your computer also prevents Chrome from installing successfully. If you are installing Chrome after getting it from an authorized source, you should try disabling antivirus for a while. Then try to install Chrome. You can also check your firewall settings and see if something is wrong.

7. Change Download Path


At times, the download path is pointing to an invalid location. Possibly that’s why you are unable to download anything from the Edge browser. To fix it, you have to change its download location.

For that, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Edge browser and click on the three-dot icon at the top. Select Settings from the menu.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 8

Step 2: Scroll down in the General section, and you will find Downloads. Click on Change and choose a valid location.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 9


8. Use Internet Explorer


Who would have thought that someone would suggest using the old Internet Explorer as a fix? Well, as they say, old is gold. If the new Edge browser is giving you trouble, Internet Explorer will come to your rescue. It’s pre-installed on your PC. Use the search to find it and then download Chrome using it.

9. Disable S Mode


If you are running Windows 10 S edition, then you can install apps from Microsoft Store only. That might be the reason why Chrome installation is failing for you.

To fix it, you need to convert your PC from Windows 10 S edition to Windows 10 Pro. Then you can install any app. While the process is free and easy, there is a drawback that you cannot go back to the S mode. It’s a one-way journey. So be careful before you take this step.

Here’s how to switch out of S mode in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Settings on your PC and go to Update and Security.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 6

Step 2: Click on Activation in the left sidebar.

Cannot <b>Download</b> Chrome On Windows 7

Step 3: Under the Switch to Windows 10 Home or Switch to Windows 10 Pro section, click on Go to the Store.

Note: Do not click on the Go to the Store link under Upgrade your edition of the Windows section.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions.


Welcome Chrome


Microsoft Edge isn't that bad. However, once you get used to Chrome, it just keeps you tied to the Google services and the convenient features. And that's why it's the first thing we install when we get a new PC. We hope you were able to install Google Chrome on your PC using the fixes mentioned above. In case you like the Edge browser and wondering if you can use it on your phone, here's how it differs from Chrome on Android.


COMMENTS

BLOGGER

How You Feel About This Post

Like Our Content ? Enter Your Email and Get Daily Dose of Infotainment Stories

Similar Posts For You

Name

5G,2,Abaya,14,Adobe,2,Ahmed Ali Butt,1,Ahsan Khan,3,Aima Baig,10,Aiman khan,31,Ali Zafar,1,Alizeh Shah,12,Alizeh Tahir,1,Alyzeh,1,Amal Muneeb,1,Amna Malik,1,Android,54,Apple,20,Apps,743,Arij Fatima,1,Arisha Razi,1,Armeena,1,Ayesha Khan,3,Ayesha Umer,6,Ayeza Khan,45,Azekah,3,Bags,1,Bollywood,87,Breakfast,1,Bridal Dresses,36,Bushra Amir,1,Celebrities,1775,Children Prints,8,Cookware,1,Dresses,422,Dropbox,1,Dua Malik,1,Facebook,59,Fahad Mustafa,2,Fashion,543,Fatima Effendi,8,Fawad Khan,6,Firefox,4,Fiza Ali,4,Food,29,Gadets iPhone,12,Gadgets,946,Gents,1,Gents Dress,30,Gmail,12,Google,74,Google Assistant,8,Google Duo,8,Google Gboard,7,Google Maps,19,Google Photos,8,Google Pixel,2,Google Play Store,3,Hair Styles,16,Hamza Ali,15,Hania Amir,14,Hareem Farooq,5,Health,85,Hera Mani,19,Hijab,7,Hina Altaf,10,Hollywood,9,How To,348,HTC,5,Huawei,154,Humayun Saeed,2,Iman Aly,1,Imran Khan,1,Infinix,16,Instagram,59,iOS,73,Iqra Aziz,29,Iqrar Ul Hassan,14,Javeria,8,Juggan,3,Junaid Khan,5,Kinza Hashmi,13,Kiran Haq,3,Komal Rizvi,5,Ladies Cloths,238,Laptops,1,Lenovo,13,LG,24,Mac,8,Mahira,29,Makeup,16,Mansha,4,Mathira,3,Mawra Hocane,16,Maya Ali,23,Mehndi Styles,41,Mehwish Hayat,20,Meizu,19,Microsoft,7,Minal Khan,31,Mix topics,927,Mobilink,16,Momal Sheikh,5,Momina Mustahsen,3,Motorola,20,Music,51,Nadia Hussain,1,Naheed,1,Nail Art,1,Naimal,18,Neelam Muneer,8,Neelam Usaf,1,Netflix,3,Nida Yasir,15,Nimra Khan,8,Nokia,44,Nubia X,6,Office,1,OnePlus,17,Oppo,63,Pak Army,1,Pixel,1,PTCL,4,Qmobile,2,Rabi Pirzada,2,Ramsha Khan,1,Realme,22,Reema Khan,11,Resham,2,Saba Qamar,16,Sabeeka Imam,2,Sabeena,1,Saboor Aly,11,Sadaf kanwal,11,Sadia,3,Sadia Faisal,4,Sadia Ghaffar,1,Sadia Khan,7,Saheefa,1,Sahiba,1,Sajal Ali,24,Samsung,160,Sana Fakhar,7,Sana Javed,3,Sanam Baloch,4,Sanam Chaudhry,2,Sanam Jung,5,Sania Mirza,4,Saniya Shamshad,10,Sapphire,1,Sara Razi,4,Sarah Khan,15,SCO,1,Shaista Lodhi,3,Shawls,3,Sheheryar Munawar,3,Shehzad Sheikh,1,Shoes,16,Showbiz,1994,Sidra Batool,1,Skin Care,9,Skype,6,Snapchat,13,Sohai,1,Sony,11,Sonya Hussain,3,SoundCloud,1,Sports,94,Startups,4,Sumbal,8,Summer Outfits,61,Suzain,2,Syed Jibran,11,Tech,1916,Techno,9,Telegram,4,Telenor,10,TikTok,10,TV,4,TV Series,213,Twitter,21,Uber,2,Ufone,3,Urwa Hocane,12,Ushna Shah,1,Vena Malik,3,Videos,103,Vivo,61,W,1,Wahaj Ali,1,WhatsApp,84,Windows,117,Winter Collection,34,WordPress,1,Xiaomi,100,Yashma Gill,3,YouTube,24,Yumna Zaidi,2,Zara Noor,18,Zarnish,8,Zenfone,2,Zhalay,1,Zong,4,
ltr
item
Daily InfoTainment: Best 5 Ways to Fix Google Chrome Stuck on Waiting to Download Issue
Best 5 Ways to Fix Google Chrome Stuck on Waiting to Download Issue
https://cdn.dailyinfotainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1575418218_Best-9-Ways-to-Fix-Google-Chrome-Stuck-on-Waiting.jpg
Daily InfoTainment
https://www.dailyinfotainment.com/2019/12/best-5-ways-to-fix-google-chrome-stuck.html
https://www.dailyinfotainment.com/
https://www.dailyinfotainment.com/
https://www.dailyinfotainment.com/2019/12/best-5-ways-to-fix-google-chrome-stuck.html
true
3600554654078239861
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy