EA Games offers an enticing library of AAA titles that millions of users play, but some users are reporting problems trying to install Origin on their systems. Whenever they try to run the installation, the setup greets them with a 20:2 error code.
If you are also encountering this problem, don’t worry. We will list the reasons why the installation fails and how to fix the problem.
Why is Origin giving the 20:2 error code during installation?
The Origin installer may encounter the 20:2 error code due to the following reasons:
- The Origin does not have elevated privileges to install.
- The app has network issues like disconnection, firewall blocking or proxy usage.
- An antivirus program is interfering with the installation.
- There is not enough disk space to install Origin.
These are just some of the most common causes of this error. So, let’s explore how to fix it for good.
How to fix Origin fails to install with error code 20:2
Now you know the possible reasons for the error code. Here are some methods you can use to fix Origin installation problem.
1. Check your internet connection
The Origin installer uses your internet connection to download its setup files for installation. If your computer doesn’t have a working internet connection, the installer won’t be able to download the necessary files. It produces the 20:2 error and won’t install unless you reconnect to the internet.
So check your internet connection by opening a web-based app or website in a browser. Then run the Origin installer again and see if the error code persists.
2. Run the Origin installer with administrator privileges
Some apps require elevated permissions to work. If you’re not using an administrator account on Windows, switch to an account that has administrative privileges. Or right-click the Origin installer file and select Run as Administrator. Then try the installation again and see if it succeeds this time.
3. Make sure you have enough disk space for Origin
If there is not enough space on the Origin installation disc, the installation will fail and you will receive an error message. So you need to make sure there is enough space on the drive to install Origin.
Your storage drive can become bloated with temporary files, update files, and more. Luckily, you can use the Settings app to free up space on the system drive.
To clean up temporary files using the Settings app:
- Press victory + me to launch the Settings app.
- Scroll down system Settings section and click on the storage Attitude.
- Click on that temporary data Possibility. Scroll down and choose the checkboxes of the file types you want to remove. You can skip that Downloads folder as it may contain important files.
- Then go to the top of the page and click the remove files Button.
If that doesn’t seem to free up much disk space, check out how to reclaim missing disk space on Windows to get more megabytes out of your system.
4. Disable Windows Defender and other antivirus programs
Antivirus programs can interfere with the Origin app’s installation when it tries to download its setup files. If you’re using a third-party antivirus like Avast, disable it until the next reboot. You need to go to the system tray icon and disable it. Windows Defender users will have to put in a little more effort to disable it.
Windows 10 and 11 now offer tamper protection. It re-enables real-time protection on your system even if you disable it. So, you need to turn off tamper protection and then turn off real-time protection on your Windows PC.
To disable Windows Defender on your system, do the following:
- Press victory + me to start the settings apartment Now navigate to the menu on the left and click on the Privacy & Security Possibility.
- Then navigate to Windows Security > Open Windows Security.
- The Windows Security app will start. Click on that Virus and threat protection option on the home page.
- Scroll down and click the manage settings Options available under the Virus and threat protection settings Section.
- Now look for them real-time protection possibility and click on the toggle to disable it.
- Then scroll down and find the tamper protection Possibility. click on the toggle to disable it as well.
- Now quit the Windows Security app. Restart the Origin app installer and see if it runs without errors.
5. Clear Origin’s cache
If you previously installed and then uninstalled Origin, there may be residual files left over. These files can get corrupted over time and when you try to run the installer, these corrupted files will interfere with the installation process.
Therefore, deleting the Origin app data folder can fix the error. Don’t worry about the app breaking; When you run the installer, it recreates these files with fresh new files.
To clear the Origin app data folder:
- Press victory + me to launch the Run command box. Enter %Application Data% and press Enter.
- File Explorer takes you to the Application Data folder.
- Scroll down and locate the folder mentioned origin. Select it and press Shift + Delete.
- Reboot your system. When you get back, try installing Origin and see if the problem persists.
6. Use Safe Mode with Networking
If another program is interfering with the installation, running the Origin installer in safe mode may solve the problem. Because the installer requires the Internet to download additional files, you must start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
To boot into safe mode with networking on Windows:
- Press the Win press and click perfomance Button. Hold down the change button and click Start anew.
- Windows will restart and you will enter the Windows operating system troubleshooting mode.
- Click on that Troubleshooting option and then click the Expanded options icon on the next page.
- Find them Startup Settings option under Advanced Settings and click on it. Then click the Start anew Key to access multiple boot modes.
- Nine options are listed on the page. To boot Windows Safe Mode with Networking activated, press the F5 Key.
- Windows will restart and then boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
- Now go to the Origin installer file location and run it with elevated privileges. Check if the error code still appears.
7. Try Origin’s non-thin client
The installer available on the Origin website requires an internet connection to download additional files. However, a non-thin client version of the Origin installer is also available. The file size is larger, but there is no need to download additional files. Some Origin users say that they didn’t encounter the error code while installing the non-thin Origin client.
You can download the non-thin origin client by downloading the Origin download page. Then run the Origin installer with administrator privileges.
8. Disable any VPNs or proxy servers
EA’s servers can be tough on VPN connections and proxy servers. If you run into any of them while running the installer, disabling them may fix the problem. You can disable the VPN by disconnecting from the app or by closing the app until the installation is complete.
To disable a proxy server on your system, do the following:
- Press victory + me to launch the Settings app. Navigate to the menu on the left and select the network and internet Possibility.
- Scroll down and click the proxy Possibility. Then click the To edit button next to the Use a proxy server Possibility.
- Click the toggle to disable the proxy server. Click on that Save on computer button and exit the Settings app.
- Restart the Origin installer.
Origin error code 20:2, fixed
The Origin installer can encounter problems at times. Now you know the reasons behind the problem as well as the methods to fix it. You can also file a complaint with the EA team if the problem persists.
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