How To Download Origin, Install or Uninstall and Configure it Properly

What is Origin Download?

This is a digital distribution platform for all EA games that can be installed on Windows 10/11 PC or a Mac, you can learn more about it in our FAQ. In this many titles need an account for the service before you begin playing. It offers many benefits to all its competitors but along with this lacks product variety which others in the market offer. It comes with a monthly subscription service that provides gaming access to the selected item

You need such a service if you intend to play any game that has been created by Electronic Arts. For this, you simply need to make an account before you download or play available titles from the catalog.

It has been fixing all the bugs, from storage pages to the library. The catalog is also updated with the release of a new game so that you can play it as soon as possible.

Origin’s system requirements are low and can run on any modern to slow PC. The launcher automatically updates itself making sure you have the best experience while using the application.

You can have access to Electronic Arts Catalog from where you can make search for and buy many games. It also has many tiles which do not belong to it but are in the market. It is a safe platform to buy games from as it is official digital distribution platform for all electronic arts titles.

It comes with Origin Access is a monthly subscription which is there for EA games Origin platform and is only one of the many prominent features available. You can have unlimited playtime on more than 68 older games with the library still growing and progressing. This subscription is not needed if you only intend to buy or play games that are available in your library.

You shall have a 5% off on the purchases you make within the store while you have a subscription to access. This one is the premium tier which shall offer full access to titles days before they are released officially.

How to use the Origin Download the correct way

  1. Make sure to download, setup and your Origin account logged in.
  2. To do this visit the download section, and get the Origin App for your desired platform (Windows or Mac).
  3. After this, follow the link and it will start downloading the relevant file in .exe or .dmg file format.
  4. You should not tamper with the installation files or folder in any way in order to be able to use this properly.

Important Information

Origin Login Account

To access EA origin download you will need to have an account with Electronic Arts. If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up and create an account.

Forgotten Account Password

If you are unable to access the Origin launcher, then it is also likely your account password has been reset or you may have forgotten it.  This requires the below in order to work:

  1. Email address you used to sign-up the first time.
  2. Click the link sent in your email to verify the password.

Install and Configure Origin Download


  • Have Windows 10/11 or macOS installed as an operating system.
  • Downloaded the .exe Windows or .dmg macOS setup files.
  • An internet connection so you can access/download the games from the EA network.
  • Have .NET framework installed if you don’t have it already.

Downloading and Starting Origin Client Installer

  1. Once you have the .exe or .dmg file, please double-click on the file and continue.
  2. You will be prompted with the Origin Installer window, click on “Install Origin“.Install Origin
  3. Here you will now see the “Origin Install Options” which are, Create Desktop Shortcut, Create Start menu shortcut, Run Origin when Windows Starts, Keep Origin and my games up to date, share hardware specifications and accept terms and conditions.Origin Install Options
  4. Now press continue and it will start the installation process, depending on your PC specifications it will take around (3 to 8 minutes).Origin installation Screen
  5. Done, now it will prompt you for the “Origin Login” screen.

Uninstall and undo any changes done by Origin Download

Origin for PC

You can always uninstall the Origin App after installing it if you change your mind. To uninstall Origin, please follow the below:

  1. Click on the Windows icon and search for “remove programs“.
  2. This will take you to the following location “Apps > Location“.
  3. Here you will see a “Search apps” bar, please type “Origin” and click on “Uninstall“.

Origin for Mac

Uninstalling Origin on Mac is a lot easier. All you have to do is:

  1. Go to “settings“.
  2. Now click on “Applications” and look for “Finder“.
  3. Here you will see the “Origin” orange icon, just drag and drop it into the trash icon.

Origin Download Installation Location and Backup of User Data

The default location for the Origin Installer is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin

Origin User Data

If you want to keep a  backup of your user data and profile offline, then this is how to do it for Origin:

  • You will need to access the appdata/roaming folder, you can also access it alternatively by opening “Run” and typing “%appdata%” and then hitting “Enter“.Origin User Data Backup
  • Now you will see the Origin folder, please take a backup on a hard drive or a cloud storage service of your choice.