Install Vivaldi

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Depending on the operating system you’re on, installing Vivaldi may differ a little.

To install Vivaldi on Windows:

  1. Download the installer file from Vivaldi.com/download;
  2. Save the .exe file to your computer and open it;
  3. If installing a standalone or changing the UI language, click on Advanced;
  4. Read Vivaldi’s End User Licence Agreement then click on Accept and install.

When the installation process is finished the browser will open automatically. Go through the welcome flow to make your first customisation decisions and then either start browsing or head on to Settings to make further adjustments.

System requirements

On Windows, Vivaldi can be installed on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later.

On Windows XP only Vivaldi 1.0 works. You can download it from the Download Archive.

Installation options

Click on Advanced in the top right corner of the installer window to reveal various options.

Language

Choose the language you want the browser’s user interface to be in. The chosen language will also be used as the default translation output language and websites may use it to determine which language to show the site content in.

Installation Type

  • Install for all users – The browser will be installed for all user accounts on the operating system.
  • Install per user – The browser will be installed only for the current user.
  • Install standalone – The browser is self-contained within a single folder including all user data and, unless made available as a default app, won’t be added to the operating system’s registry. Choose this option, if you already have Vivaldi installed and want to create an independent or portable version of the browser. You can read more about the Standalone version here.

Additional options

  • Destination folder – Shows the executable path for the browser. User data (browser profile) is stored in the default system location. In case of standalone installs, the destination folder will contain both the application files and user data.
  • Make standalone Vivaldi available as a default app – Enabling this option will add the browser to the operating system’s registry, so it can be used to quickly open various file types from the operating system and other apps.
  • Disable automatic updates (not recommended) – By default Vivaldi will download updates automatically and install them on the next browser restart. When disabled, you’ll have to check for and download updates manually.

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