I'm unable to install Brave

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  1. Posts : 1,862
    Windows 7 pro
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    I'm unable to install Brave


    I have a new install of 7 and I can't install Brave. Upon running the download I get the error message "No update is available." I've rebooted and found a file called BraveUpdate.exe53b146 the windows temp directory but moving it didn't resolve the issue. I found update files under program files (x86) but deleting those didn't help. I also found some registry keys under current user/software and deleting those didn't help either. I know that Brave isn't updated on 7 anymore but I was able to install it 3 weeks ago. Based upon the files downloaded in program files it seems to be wanting to do an update and not a full install. Does anyone know what to do about this?

    Edit: I was able to install a full download I found at github but it is an old version. I can't install the one I found on techspot. On the old version skype isn't loading and that's what I use brave for.
    Last edited by townsbg; 10 Oct 2023 at 11:13.
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  2. Posts : 3,807
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    Most browser now wont install on 7 as its out of service
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  3. Posts : 1,862
    Windows 7 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    It did on my last install 3 weeks ago.
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  4. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    Brave is a Chromium based browser just like Edge/Chrome. Newer versions will only run on Windows 10/11.

    Brave ended support for Windows 7, 8/8.1 January 10th, 2023

    Use Firefox + Ublock Orgin until Mozilla ends support for Windows 7, 8/8.1 on September 2024.

    Firefox support for Windows 7, 8/8.1
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  5. Posts : 206
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    @townsbg

    You can still install an older version of Brave into Win7.

    The most recent version I have working in Win7 is 1.47.171. You can find older versions to download and install on a number of websites, including Filepuma. This version 1.47.171 is 32 bit. I find it works ok but I'm running BitDefender as an AV to try and hedge risk. (I have a modest home network of 3 PC's, of which 2 are on Win11 and 1 on Win7 as a legacy archive).

    Note though that on the Win7 machine, I'm using Brave Portable 1.47.171. This is because the standard Brave version supplies no way of blocking updates so on Win7 a constant barrage of "nag" messages keeps interfering. The portable 1.47.171 version can be downloaded from portapps.
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  6. Posts : 1,862
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    @ian50 filepuma is just the downloader from their website which only tells me that there aren't any updates. It isn't the full download.

    @YmodemYNot I know that it isn't updated anymore however I was able to install an older from their website last month.
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  7. Posts : 206
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    @townsbg

    You don't seem to be making much sense. You state you can't install Brave browser into Win7. So I suggest that you search for the version 1.47.171 as this 32bit version works properly on my Win7 laptop.

    Filepuma, softalif ... quite a few websites offer this older version. Just search.

    I use the portable version (again, just a simple search finds this) to avoid the constant nag about inability to update in Win7. Perhaps a version later than 1.47.171 will properly install into Win7 but I have no interest in fiddling about to see.
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  8. Posts : 400
    Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
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    ian50 said:
    You don't seem to be making much sense. You state you can't install Brave browser into Win7. So I suggest that you search for the version 1.47.171 as this 32bit version works properly on my Win7 laptop.

    Filepuma, softalif ... quite a few websites offer this older version. Just search.
    ian50,

    I have to back townsbg here. The softalif site looked too sketchy to me to visit, but I did check filepuma.com. Filepuma pretends to have lots of different versions available, but each is a download stub only. It is not the actual program. No matter which "version" you try to download, when the stub is run it will always attempt to download the latest version. And as we'd expect, when the stub is run from Win7, the server responds with "No update is available" because the current version doesn't support Win7.

    I repeated the test on a Win10 machine. I went to filepuma and downloaded the "Brave_browser_(32bit)_v1.47.171.exe" version. Again, it only gave me a stub, but this did run on Win10. However, the actual Brave version it installed is 1.59.17 (which is current as of this writing), not 1.47.171.


    townsbg,

    If you still want to pursue this, you can get Brave Portable x64 v.1.47.171 from their github page. It's the portable version instead of the fully installed version, and the portable version doesn't seem to be available in a 32-bit edition, but Brave Portable x64 v.1.47.171 does work perfectly well for me in Win7.
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  9. Posts : 1,862
    Windows 7 pro
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    Just an update (and for anyone else that passes by) I set up a 7 virtual machine and tried to download from their website received the same message. This confirmed that the must have killed support and not something to do with my machine.
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  10. Posts : 886
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #10

    townsbg said:
    Just an update (and for anyone else that passes by) I set up a 7 virtual machine and tried to download from their website received the same message. This confirmed that the must have killed support and not something to do with my machine.
    FWIW here's my About... info. Maybe you can find an installer for it.I'm unable to install Brave-image.png
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