In this article I will show you how to fix google chrome update error 0x80040902.
The error (error code 7: 0x80040902: 50 –) will show in google chrome when you have tried to update the application. The error message will look like the one one in the screen shot below
In my experience this issue mostly affects 64 bit versions of chrome.
What causes the error code 7: 0x80040902: 50? This error is commonly caused by existing running chrome.exe processes, Anti virus applications holding a lock on the chrome.exe file, as well as internet connection issues.
If we take a look on the official google chrome update error page we can see that the error 0x80040902 is due to An error occurred while checking for updates: Download failed
How To Fix Google Chrome Update Error 0x80040902
I have a few fixes for this issue, As this issue is caused by some sort of problem with the chrome.exe process we will start with them fixes first.
To Fix Google Chrome Update Error 0x80040902 follow these steps
Close down all google chrome windows you have open
Open command prompt by clicking on start menu and type in cmd then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator
If you get a yes / no prompt click on YES
in the black window type in taskkill /im chrome.exe /f then hit enter
then type in taskkill /im googleupdate.exe /f then hit enter
Google chrome will now automatically start to update to the latest version
If all went well you should see Google chrome is up to date as shown above and not the error code 7: 0x80040902: 50.
If you are still getting the error code 7: 0x80040902: 50 there are a few more fixes we can try.
Confirm Internet Access
The error 0x80040902 is triggered because google chrome can not access the internet, Confirm that you can access the internet. From the machine that is having the issue access a few sites that you have not visited before. Also go to google and perform a internet speed test.
Update Google Chrome Manually
We can upgrade google chrome manually which should get rid of this issue. To update manually do the following
Open up an internet browser and go to https://www.google.com/chrome/
Click on the blue button that says download chrome
Google chrome will now download
click on the ChromeSetup.exe and follow the prompts
This will now update your version of chrome to the latest version
You will not see the error 0x80040902 now because google chrome is now running at the latest version
If you do see the error again you can try the next fixes
Check Internet Explorer Proxy Settings
When google chrome updates it checks the proxy settings that are set in internet explorer. If these proxy settings are set incorrectly it can cause the google chrome update process to fail and show the error 7: 0x80040902: 50.
To check the internet explorer proxy settings do the following.
Open internet explorer
Click on settings / cog icon and click internet explorer
Now click on the connections tab
click on lan settings
in the local area network lan settings page make sure all three tick boxes are un ticked and click ok