Chrome fails to install

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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. weather.com – 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?

Comments (11)

11 responses to “Chrome fails to install”

  1. Tony Barrett

    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...

  2. hrlngrv

    Why not install the portable version of Chrome and avoid the headaches of installing it? The portable version works well.

    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.

    • wright_is

      In reply to hrlngrv:

      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.

      Luckily he just wanted an alternate browser and didn't care which one, just so long as the website loaded quickly.

  3. Polycrastinator

    Yes. Google provides corporate MSIs for deployment, I found that worked around those sorts of issues:

    https://cloud.google.com/chrome-enterprise/browser/download/

  4. skane2600

    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.

  5. waethorn

    Sounds like a bad download possibly.

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