Category: Applications

How to Update to NordVPN 6.32.24

The latest update to version 6.32.24 is not installing in the background and continues to propagate windows that have now become more than annoying. Ironically, this update is intended to fix a bug that sometimes prevented the update from smoothly.

After clicking the “Install now” button, another window appears as follows:

Checking the “Settings” inside the app indicates that NordVPN is updating.

Unfortunately, the installation doesn’t seem to ever finish. After a period of time, the “mess” pictured below appears on the screen. Press the Tab key to highlight the “Remind Me Later” option and again to highlight the Install now button.

Technically the installation should likely have been completed by now, but the Nord VPN settings window states “Update is available”.

The current release is now a nuisance! I sent a message to NordVPN to advise of the concern. They replied and advised that reinstalling the software is the best approach.

The FIX!

Go to the Nord VPN site and login to your account. Download the latest version for your operating system directly from the site and run the installer.

If NordVPN is running, the following window will appear to recommend allowing Setup to automatically close the applications that may prevent files from being updated.

After a short installation, the following window will appear on your screen.

If you choose not to install the free password manager NordPass, you can always download it from your account page where you’ll find other products including NordLocker – File encryption for desktop, and NordVPN Teams – VPN for business.

Click the finish button and the NordVPN will automatically launch. The application is now working as it should be.

On the cutting edge of software

Updating software applications is a routine maintenance practice that many choose to ignore. While many of my applications are set to update automatically, I want to be sure they are current.

I prefer to update my core software packages manually and with good reason. Some updates can be “buggy” and blindly upgrading could shut an application or system down. Code that worked in one version may now refer to deprecated functions or features.

Integrated Development Environments or IDE’s and programming languages continue to evolve. Incorporating and taking advantage of new features and capabilities can make writing code that much more effective and efficient.

I use the suite of IDE’s by JetBrains and appreciate the value my subscription brings to make code that much easier to write and manage. Integrated version control is certainly one of the features that I have learned to depend on over the years.

Performing regular updates also makes it easier to keep up with changes as they occur as opposed to learning them in one sitting several releases later. There is always a risk to being on the cutting – or bleeding – edge of technology, but the rewards may be even greater.

Until Next Time, STAY lean!