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[Solved]Opera searches for update endlessly

  • When I check for Opera update, it searches endlessly.
    I had this issue from the very moment I installed Opera for the first time (09 feb 2020).
    Installed for the current user only.
    Windows 10 Pro x64.


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  • Even though you had it since the beginning:

    • Goto the URL opera://about and take note of the "install" directory.

    • Uninstall Opera (you can choose to keep your data if you want).

    • Delete the install directory if it still remains.

    • Delete all files and folders in "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\temp" and "C:\Windows\temp".

    • Load the Windows Task Scheduler and make sure there are no Opera tasks present. If there are, delete them.

    • Download "Opera_66.0.3515.103_Setup_x64.exe" from

    • Launch the installer and click "options". You can keep "install path" set to "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera" and "install for" set to "current user" if you want. Or, you can choose the normal way that other programs install themselves, which would be "install path" set to "C:\Program Files\Opera" and "install for" set to "all users". Your choice. Then, uncheck "import data from default browser", adjust anything else you need to and install.

    Then Opera should check for updates no problem. If it doesn't, it's likely you have something on your system blocking Opera's checking like your firewall or some security software.

  • Uninstalled Opera, then installed it for all users -> as a result Opera checking for updates with no problems 😊
    Initially it was installed for the current user only causing strange problem with updating.