What is error code 7: 0x80040801
If we encounter error code 7: 0x80040801 in Chrome, it’s due to a problem with the program update. We always say that it is essential to have the latest versions of all the software we have installed. This allows us to reduce the risk of security issues, failures affecting performance, and possible errors.
However, it should be noted that sometimes updates they are not executed properly. Sometimes there may be an error in the update process and this will cause you to get stuck. Logically, this affects the operation of that program or system that we are updating. It can even stop working.
This we have mentioned is what can happen in Google Chrome. Suddenly the update is cut and the program stops working correct and show us error code 7: 0x80040801. It can appear for several reasons, as we will see. We can solve it normally without much effort.
It is always important to determine what is the error code that appears in Chrome. Only then can we search for information and know how to solve it. Sometimes there are complications that can even compromise our security or cause failures in other programs that we have installed on the system.
Check that the internet connection is working properly
The first thing to do is check that the internet connection is working properly. In particular, this error can appear when we search wirelessly through Wi-Fi and, for a moment of disconnection, the update has been cut.
If the connection is cut off just as the browser updates, this could lead to corrupted files. There may be problems in making it work properly. To prevent this and to ensure that it is updated normally, we need to observe that our connection is working properly. In case we are connected by Wi-Fi, try to get closer to the access point or use a repeater.
In this case, we are facing a problem similar to the one that can occur when we update the operating system and the computer suddenly shuts down due to low battery when the update is cut off due to a failure with the internet connection. Also, in the case of Google Chrome, we would have trouble getting it working properly.
Manually update Chrome
Maybe the update It stopped when it occurred automatically. This can lead to error code 7: 0x80040801. Therefore, we may attempt to update Chrome manually. It is a simple and quick process, something that can be useful at certain times when we encounter problems of this type.
To update Google Chrome we need to go to the menu at the top right, enter Help and click on Google Chrome Information. It will automatically start searching for an available new version and installing. This will help us to always have the latest available.
Whitelist Chrome Update Service on Firewall
It is very important to have security programs in place. We must always have a good antivirus and firewall installed. Sometimes, however, they can be the cause of certain problems. If we use the Windows firewall, it may block the update of Google Chrome.
In this case, what we will do is put the Chrome update service on the whitelist. We’ll go to the Microsoft firewall and there we will create a white list so that it does not block the update. There we will add googleupdate.exe, which would be the process that might be blocking the firewall incorrectly. It is not uncommon to find a problem of this type in which the security program interprets that a file or service may be dangerous without it actually being.
Set up the Google Update Service automatically
Another option we can count on is setting it up automatically google update serviceTo do this, we need to go to Start, Write Services and open it. Now that we’re logged in, we need to search for Google Update Service (gupdate).
Once here, we need to right-click and enter Properties. Then you need to click on the Start configuration and, if not, select automatically (delayed start).
Once this is done, we need to click Apply and we accept the changes. We are restarting Google Chrome and we will check if it is really updated automatically and there is no problem or, conversely, the error is not resolved correctly.
Delete everything and reinstall the browser
If all this we have explained has no positive effect, is what we can do reinstall the browser, But you have to do it right. Ideally, delete all the data from the previous installation completely and then install Google Chrome from scratch.
This way we can correct potential problems. Sometimes there can be a conflict with a corrupt file or similar. In this way, we will fix these bugs by reinstalling everything.
Our advice is always to download the programs from official sources. We should never add them from third-party sites, as they may not be secure. It is very important to install legitimate software and warranty.
In short, if we get over the error Code 7: 0x80040801, we can perform these steps that we explained. We’ve seen this is an issue that affects the browser update. It is a bug that can prevent us from browsing normally and we need to fix it as soon as possible. In general, the problem can be solved well.