Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Most installers available for download online these days, will actually download a a small executable that will download the rest of the required installation files form the Internet as it progresses. If you have a slow connection or are using a proxy then it will often fail.
Do not fret.
Usually, there will be an option to use what is called an Offline Installer. It will be accessible from another location of the installer's website. If it isn't obvious and easy to find then search for application installer offline in your favourite search engine.
For example: Here is the online installer for Chrome from Google and the here is the offline one.
This may seem too simple to share but I've encountered several people who have given up trying to install something because it failed through the online version.