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Windows 7: Problem with installing Google Drive

06 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Problem with installing Google Drive

I am having a problem installing Google drive along with a few other google programs. essenitally i get a message box with the following: "Google Update installation failed with error 0x8004071b". Keep in mind, i had just reformated my local hard disk. Any ideas as to how to resolve this problem? thanks.

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07 Jun 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi DanqueDyansty, welcome to Seven Forums.

This is how to install programs. Installing.pdf

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07 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have tried that and.........nope.avi. It appears to be a problem with google update.
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07 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Ok, I got it to work, but it is sorta a hack. Essentially what you do is you copy the C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Google\Update from a working Win7 computer to the system with the problem. Once there, you look under Downloads in the Update Folder. You should be able to search for a file named "gsync.msi". You run that file, now go back to the generic Google directory, and there should be a new folder named "Drive". Go into that folder and run the googledrivesync.exe. Now Google drive should work. This should be usefull for those of you out there experiencing the "Error 0x8004071" upon startup of the installer.
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17 Aug 2012   #5


I have the same exact problem with same error message after reformatting toshiba satellite laptop. How do you copy C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Google\Update from my desktop to laptop? Flash Drive?
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26 Sep 2014   #6
Vic Clement

Windows 7

RESOLVED: I ran into the same problem. I reinstalled MS Office 2007. Re-tried the Google Drive install and it worked!!!

I hope this helps. Good luck.
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