2021/21/05 Downloading Brave on Windows 8.1 Pro Failure

Description of the issue: Downloading Brave on Windows 8.1 Pro

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Install the exe, execute it.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Failed installation, error code 80070005.

Expected result:
Successful installation

Reproduces how often:

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Latest, my OS is 64-bit based.

Additional Information: Tried with restarting my pc, using administrator account, nothing worked.

Thank you for reaching out to us.
Can you try downloading the standalone installer found on our Github and see whether or not you get the same error? Link here:


Thank you for the support, it worked and I was able to install it successfully!

PS: Apologies for the late response, passed out.


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No worries – glad to hear that did the trick. Thanks for reaching out.