Friday, August 14, 2015

Github installation An error occurred trying to DOWNLOAD ''.

When I was downloading the Github for desktop I ran into an error. I am using Windows 10 In the first place I downloaded the GitHubSetup.exe file from and when I tried to install it, it said

An error occurred trying to download ''.

I tried to download it directly from '' but it could not download again and I stuck in following error

Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor.

I googled around the internet and most suggestions were to delete the folder 2.0 which is located at
I did that again but it didn’t work.

Solution: (Some steps might not be required, I am only specifying the sequence of activities I did)

  1. Disabled the windows firewall
  2. Disabled antivirus
  3. Now I went to turn windows features on and off. In windows you can find it at the left of the control panel. But in Windows 10, I ran to C:\Windows\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe
  4. I selected all the check box associated with .NET framework, which asked me to restart the computer which I duly abide.
  5. During restart some settings could not be applied so it reverted back twice.
  6. Now I downloaded the GitHub and it was running fine.