Chrome fails to install

I had an interesting experience this morning.

A user of a Windows 7 PC wanted a browser other than IE, because it was dog slow on the websites they need (E.g. – he works in a chemical park and some storage products are temperature sensitive and have to be held within a certain range, so can’t be stored outside or transported if it is too hot or too cold).

He wanted Chrome, so I downloaded it from Google, but it failed to isntall – bother with his user account UACed to administrator for the install and as administrator on the PC. It failed each time after downloading and going through 60% of the install with a “couldn’t extract file” error.

I put Firefox on the PC, that installed without any problems.

Has anyone else had problems installing Chrome?

Conversation 9 comments

  • Tony Barrett

    23 January, 2019 - 12:25 pm

    <p>No, never had a problem installing Chrome myself, but you could try downloading the Chrome offline installer and try installing that directly from the PC. I'd also run chkdsk just to be sure…</p>

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    23 January, 2019 - 2:06 pm

    <p>Why not install the portable version of Chrome and avoid the headaches of installing it? The portable version works well.</p><p>At this point, the only non-portable Windows software I use at home are MS Office, Microsoft Mathematics, Classic Shell, and a few File Explorer extensions.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      24 January, 2019 - 12:57 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#398969">In reply to hrlngrv:</a></em></blockquote><p>Because it is a company machine and users aren't allowed to install their own software. That includes portable versions. We have to install it for them, on request.</p><p>Luckily he just wanted an alternate browser and didn't care which one, just so long as the website loaded quickly.</p>

  • Polycrastinator

    23 January, 2019 - 3:21 pm

    <p>Yes. Google provides corporate MSIs for deployment, I found that worked around those sorts of issues:</p><p></p&gt;

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      24 January, 2019 - 12:58 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#398998">In reply to Polycrastinator:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thanks. It is so long since I have installed Chrome, I had forgotten about the enterprise version.</p>

  • skane2600

    23 January, 2019 - 3:26 pm

    <p>I've only had a problem installing Chrome on a particular release of Ubuntu. A search on the Internet identified the magic herbs required to install it on that version. </p>

  • waethorn

    23 January, 2019 - 9:12 pm

    <p>Sounds like a bad download possibly.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      24 January, 2019 - 12:55 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#399069">In reply to Waethorn:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'm guessing a bad installer. I downloaded it 3 times from 2 different accounts, before I gave up and installed Firefox.</p>

  • Rachel Gomez

    04 March, 2022 - 3:32 am

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