FIX: Vivaldi update check fails

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Don’t know what to do if Vivaldi fails to update? Rest assured that we’ve got a few quick fixes for you.
  • To easily solve the issue, delete temporary files, and check the Windows registry for broken data.
  • Alternatively, you can try to remove any leftover Vivaldi files from your computer. In that regard, you should use only the best software uninstallers.
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Fix Vivaldi update check fails

Were you trying to update your browser and you got the error Vivaldi update failed? If so, you came to the right place.

In this article, we will explore some of the best methods to solve this issue with Vivaldi and make it run as fast as it once used to.

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How can I fix Vivaldi’s update failed error?

  1. Switch to a different browser
  2. Check for remaining Vivaldi files on your hard-drive
  3. Wipe temporary folders from Windows
  4. Check Windows registry for broken files
  5. Remove Vivaldi Update Notifier from the registry

1. Switch to a different browser

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2. Check for remaining Vivaldi files on your hard-drive

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click on This PC from the folder tree.this PC vivaldi update failed
  3. Type vivaldi.exe inside the search bar.search bar vivaldi update failed
  4. Delete any files found by the search.

Sometimes leftover files can cause Vivaldi update failed error to occur. To fix it, follow the above steps.


3. Wipe temporary folders from Windows

  1. Press Windows Key + R keys on your keyboard.
  2. In the pop-up that appears, write TEMP, and press Enter.temp run window vivaldi update failed
  3. This will open up the first temp folder. Simply delete all the files found there.
  4. In the Run window, type in %TEMP% and press Enter.temp window vivaldi can't update
  5. A window will open with your temporary files. Delete all of them.
  6. Try updating Vivaldi once again.

Windows stores temporary files in two folders on your PC. The first one is a system folder and it is used by Windows to store temporary files.

The second Temp folder is used to store data by the applications you use on your PC. Use the above steps to clean up both of them.


4. Check Windows registry for broken files

  1. Press the Windows Key + R key.
  2. Type in regedit and press Enter.regedit vivaldi update failed
  3. Choose Yes if a window pops up asking if you want to perform changes (you will need administrator privileges).
  4. This will open up the Registry Editor.
  5. Navigate to the following key:  Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
    Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  6. Delete the Vivaldi folder found there.vivaldi registry vivaldi update failed
  7. Restart your PC, and then try updating Vivaldi again.

5. Remove Vivaldi Update Notifier from the registry

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. By using the navigation tree to your right, navigate to: 
    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
    Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    vivaldi update notifier vivaldi update failed
  3. If you can see Vivaldi Update Notifier in the list to your left, delete it, and restart your PC.

Sometimes certain registry values can cause Vivaldi update failed. However, we can fix that by doing as described above.

In this article, we explored a few very useful methods that have been proved to solve the Vivaldi update failed error. Please make sure to follow the steps presented in this guide closely for the best results.

Also, feel free to let us know how these methods worked for you, and if you have any suggestions, use the comments section found below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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