With newer internet browsers appearing all the time Google Chrome has become one of the favorites of many people all over the world. However there have been a lot of people who have not been able to try out the new browser from Google as they have encountered error 0X80040204 when trying to download and install the program.
If you are one of those people you are in luck as listed below will be what the basic cause of the problem is as well as ways that you can fix error message 0X80040204, and install Google Chrome.
When downloading files there may be certain programs that can cause issues with the completion of the download; in which case those programs must be identified and the issue that is preventing the download from completing must be resolved.
If you are trying to install Google Chrome and are getting error message 0X80040204 when the installation is taking place there is a good chance that during the download time there was a program that caused an issue with the files. Many times this will be a corruption of some file in the installer which causes error 0X80040204 to appear when installing Chrome.
Now that we know that the cause of error 0X80040204 is a program on your system that is affecting the download the next thing to do is to identify which type of programs often cause these errors. The majority of the time error code 0X80040204 is caused by real time scanning security products. These include anti-virus and anti-malware programs that scan every single action that takes place on the internet connection in the computer.
As these programs can negatively affect downloads, and cause error 0X80040204 when installing, the best thing to do is to get your browser to a safe and secure page, disable the security programs and initiate a download. Many times this will ensure there is no corruption of the files and avoid the annoying error code 0X80040204 when installing Chrome.
If this has not assisted in removing error 0X80040204 from your system when installing Google Chrome there could be an issue within your systems registry which is making this error message appear. If you think that your registry could be to blame then the best thing to do is download a registry cleaning product onto your system and run a full system scan.
There is a possibility that corruption within your operating systems registry is causing an issue when installing Google Chrome and creating this 0X80040204 error code.