Monday, December 14, 2009

error code 0x80040905 with Google Earth installation

Solution 1:
  • Download and install this Windows installer Cleanup Utility:
  • After installation, Click "START" and run the utility. It will list all kinds of installations in your. Check "Google Earth" and select Remove.
  • Rerun the original Google Updater .exe

Solution 2:
  • Install Google Earth with this link:

Solution 3:
  1. Download 7-zip at:
  2. Download
  3. Right click the googleearth-Win-5.1.3533.1731.exe and scroll to 7-zip then choose open archive.
  4. When your in the 7-zip, open Program Files -> Google, then COPY the Google folder and paste it in C:\Program Files. Overwrite if any warning would appear. Do not copy anything else in googleearth-Win-5.1.3533.1731.exe archive, except the google folder.
  5. Go to the directory where the GOOGLE folder in drive C is located and open .exe.
Solution 4:
  1. Click "Start" > "Settings > "Control Panel."
  2. Double-click "Add or Remove Programs."
  3. Scroll down to find "Google Earth" and click it.
  4. Click Remove, then Yes, then Finish. Please note, this may result in an error, which can be ignored.
  5. Download and run the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility at
  6. Uninstall your version of Google Earth by selecting it from the list and clicking "Remove". Please see below for a list of possible entries.
  7. Upgrade to the latest version from our download link at

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