Spotify installer does nothing when started

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Spotify installer does nothing when started

mglaedr
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Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Hi, I would like to get help from the community. Recently I had some update issues with the Spotify app, so I decided to reinstall it.

 

Once I uninstalled the original app, I downloaded the installer file from the official Spotify page. But when I start it, it only asks for permissions which I allow and stops working. No new window opened, or process in the manager. Just nothing.

 

I tried the offline installer but it installs some weird version of Spotify with weird look. I guess it's some old version but there is no way to update it. I scanned both install files with antivirus and nothing was found.

 

Also I tried to move the installer to C:\ and start it. Window appeared with download progress and than again nothing else happened. 

 

Web player works though, but I prefer to use the app.

 

Edit: I tried to run the CCleaner to remove old registry, tried to go to /local/ and /roaming/ spotify folders, deleted what was left, nothing. My username thought contains special letter from non english alphabet.

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Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

mglaedr
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Well nobody got me any notification but it looks like they have fixed it.

 

I just tried to download the regular online installer from their page and Spotify got downloaded and installed normally. No admin permission, no C:/ folder. Looks normal, I tried to play and download some music. Will update you about the update once some arrives.

 

Just click and install. As easy as before.

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Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

vickyxxx7
Casual Listener

I have exactly the same probem. I'm posting for any helping suggestion!

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Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

CrustiCRock
Newbie

Have same problem on my PC

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Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

cdemirci
Newbie

I have the same problem with Windows 8. In additon to this I can't use Spotify Web too. I just wanted to reinstall Spotify. I uninstalled it and download the setup. I tried to run the setup but nothing is happening. I rebooted my pc a few times, turned off my antivirus, tried to run as administrator. I can't solve yet

Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

LlukKas
Songwriter

Try to "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" by clicking right mouse on installation file, It might help

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Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

mglaedr
Regular

Already tried, no change

Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

vickyxxx7
Casual Listener

" I have the same problem with Windows 8. In additon to this I can't use Spotify Web too. I just wanted to reinstall Spotify. I uninstalled it and download the setup. I tried to run the setup but nothing is happening. I rebooted my pc a few times, turned off my antivirus, tried to run as administrator. I can't solve yet"

 

Exactly the same here, only my webplayer is fine! Also the run as administrator or the restarting of the computer is not working.

Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

dennyelvis
Roadie

I've noticed this happening more recently, it can be down to security permissions? If you right-click on the installer app and click on the first tab I think and look at the bottom of the list, if it has an UNBLOCK option click on it, then run as a administrator, hopefully that's it!

Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

4thmll
Newbie

I have same problem. searched for solutions and nothing worked

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Re: Spotify installer does nothing when started

mglaedr
Regular

Just tried to unblock and no change. When I unblock the exe and run as administrator it only asks to install the program as a common user and not administrator. When doing so, it shows the same message and nothing happens

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