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WD Discovery Failed To Install On Windows 10

WD Discovery enables you to manage your WD drives and keep the WD apps updated. If you cannot install the WD Discovery application on your Windows 10 computer, you can troubleshoot the issue with proper techniques. Try out all the troubleshooting solutions listed in this article and fix your problem efficiently.

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Check your Internet connection

  • If WD Discovery fails to install on your Windows 10 computer, you need to check the stability of your Internet connection.
  • If your Internet is not stable enough, fix it in the first place. Then, restart your computer and resume the installation process.

Scan your computer

  • WD Discovery may fail to install on your Windows 10 computer due to a virus infection.
  • In that case, the problem can be resolved by scanning your computer with an updated antivirus program. If you find any malware or viruses on your computer, get rid of them completely. Then, restart your system and try to install WD Discovery again on your Windows 10 computer.
  • If the problem is not resolved yet, go to the next solution.

Run System File Checker

  • If your Windows 10 computer has corrupted files, WD Discovery may fail to install on it. In that case, you need to eradicate the corrupted files and then resume the installation process.
  • On your Windows computer, click the Start menu and type cmd in the search field.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt and then choose the Run as administrator option.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  • The System File Checker will scan the files and repair the corrupted ones automatically. 
  • Close all the running applications and try to install WD Discovery alone.
  • Now, check whether WD Discovery is installing on your Windows 10 computer. If the issue is not yet fixed, proceed with the following solution.

Reinstall WD Discovery

  • Whenever a program fails to install on your computer, the best option is to uninstall and reinstall the program. 
  • On your computer, click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • On the Control Panel screen, under the Programs section, click Uninstall a program.
  • On the Uninstall a program screen, locate the WD Discovery application, select it, and click the Uninstall button.
  • Now, the WD Discovery application will be uninstalled from your computer.
  • Restart your computer and visit the official site of WD from your default browser.
  • Go to the Software & Downloads page and download the WD Discovery application.
  • Once the download gets concluded, locate the setup file in the Downloads folder and run it.
  • Go ahead with the on-screen instructions and complete the installation process.

If you still cannot install the WD Discovery application on your Windows 10 computer, you can reach out to us for remote assistance.

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