Opera Failed to Install: How to Fix it in 3 Steps

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Many users complained that Opera failed to install for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, this error is not uncommon and may appear when trying to update or install the browser on your Windows 10 or 11 PC.

In some cases, the Opera installer lags for about 20 minutes, leading to Opera not downloading. So, nothing ever happens.

In other cases, users have reported that after running the installer and waiting for it to load for a reasonable amount of time, they get this error.

Many users have reported struggling with this issue, and even though the developers at Opera didn’t release an official fix, we will explore some potential solutions for Opera not installing in Windows 10 and 11.

Why is Opera not installing?

As it turns out, a damaged setup file can lead to Opera browser not downloading or installing issues. So, the quickest way to fix this is to get your hands on the Opera offline installer and use it instead.

The offline installer doesn’t use the Internet connection to download files, so you should be able to install the browser without any issues.

Some of our readers also complained about Opera GX’s failed to install issue, but it’s essentially the same problem we’re addressing with Opera.

Another issue is that Opera failed to install due to insufficient privileges. In that case, make sure you use an administrator account.

How do I fix Opera if it failed to install?

In this article

1. Install Opera through the offline installer

  1. Download the Opera Installer.
  2. Select where you want to download the Opera Installer, then click on Save.download browser opera browser failed to install
  3. After completing the download, click on the executable file to run it.run setup file opera browser failed to install
  4. This will open up the installer. If you want to customize the installation of Opera on your PC, you can click on Options.installation options opera browser failed to install
  5. Here you can change the language, installation location, and also the default settings for your browser. Then, click the Install button to start the process.install opera opera browser failed to install
  6. The installation process will now start. Once it is finished, you will be able to start Opera and start browsing the internet without any issues.

Some users have managed to circumvent the Opera failed to install error by obtaining the official Opera offline installer and following the on-screen instructions as you would normally.

2. Install Opera from a trusted source

Like any other software, Opera should only be installed from trusted sources, where you will be provided with a direct download link from the official Opera website.

Downloading and installing Opera setup packages hosted on a third-party website is not recommended.

If the Opera installer is not working, the reason might be an incomplete download or the installer you’ve got from the third-party website is not complete or corrupted.


Try using the offline installer to quickly gain access to secure, fast, and error-free browsing.

3. Check your Internet connection

One of the reasons why Opera is not downloading might be a problem with your Internet connection. So, the obvious solution here is to check all the components of your local network and ask your ISP about any possible restrictions.

Also, if the internet keeps disconnecting, do not hesitate to renew your IP, reset Winsock API, and update drivers.

This article explored a quick fix for the Opera not downloading issue. Using this method, you will surely be able to solve this problem quickly.

What’s more, you can apply these very same steps to fix Opera GX not downloading issues. So, if Opera GX fails to install, you can still use the offline installer tool.

You should also check our guide on what to do if Opera GX is stuck on installing for the current user.

If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to address them in the comments section below.

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