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    Help....I've been using Google Chrome for a long time and it's my favourite browser. Recently I upgraded to Windows 7, installed Chrome, no problems. Then out of the blue, Chrome started to display pages incorrectly. So I attempted to uninstall it. It wouldn't uninstall correctly.
    So I tried to download the latest version and install it. The installer window starts up, put never passes the "initializing" phase. Any help? Is there an error log anywhere?

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    Welcome to ChromePlugins

    what is the version of Chrome under Win 7?

    I installed the dev Chrome and couldn't update;

    If you can't uninstall it under Win 7, I suggest you download CCleaner and use it's features to uninstall Chrome

    (that's what I did to uninstall one application from Win 7)

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    I have windows 7 installed and am having the same problem however I've never had it installed to try to uninstall it. I've tried several different install methods and it hangs at either "initializing" or "connecting to internet" Frustrating to me cause I would really like to get chrome back as I used it a lot in the past but haven't installed it because I was impressed with the OS integration with IE8 in windows 7

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    Try running installer as administrator OR/AND disable your antivirus + firewall for a while

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    You should never install Chrome as an Admin !!

    You could try installing using a standalone installer (all latest channels are available here)...

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...ad-108166.html

    If your having trouble unistalling try using Revo Uninstaller ...

    http://www.revouninstaller.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    You should never install Chrome as an Admin !!
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    Why so????

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    @mg2

    If you install Chrome using an Admin account it means that other users (unless they have Admin rights) can't use it ...

    The design philosophy behind Chrome is that it installs in the User account and therefore doesn't need Admin rights, as it doesn't use system files and folders (eg Program Files, Windows etc.)

    If you want to install Chrome for multiple users, rather than installing Chrome for each user separately, you can use the version available in the Google Pack (http://pack.google.com/intl/en-gb/pack_installer.html)...

    This will install Chrome like a normal application and put it in the Program files folder ...

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    @StevePaul: Running Chrome installer as Admin won't install it in the Admin User folder. Running some software in Vista/7 as admin just allow the software to make changes to the OS and system files/folders/partition.

    @freeloader:I personally don't remember having any problems installing Chrome (running Windows 7 RC x64). Use some uninstalling tool to clear the remains of the first installetion and try to run the installer as administrator. Also check the settings of the Firewall and if it block the installer.
    Last edited by Grasshopper; 11-29-2009 at 03:45 PM.

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    @Grasshopper

    Try reading the whole thread ...

    It's not me with the problems ...

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    @StevePaul: I know, but you are the one that give wrong information (post edited).

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