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    Default Chrome won't launch after recent update

    I got an automatic update from Firefox yesterday or the day before and now Chrome won't open and launch to the Internet. Anyone know why or what I can do to fix it? I'm not very computer savvy so please explain in a step by step procedure. Thanks.

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    Uninstall and reinstall should do the trick. Backup your user data folder first though. It is located in
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    C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
    for Vista/Win7 and in
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    C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data
    for XP.
    I wonder what an update from Firefox has to do with Chrome?..

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    I do have XP and I can't figure it out either. Since I can't launch it, how will I get into it to uninstall and reinstall?

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    Go to control panel, open Add/remove programs and uninstall it from there.
    As for the backup, you have to open Folder options in Control Panel, and put a checkbox near "View system files and folders" and select a radiobutton "View hidden files", then you would be able to navigate to the folder that I mentioned.
    Or just replace %USERNAME% with your windows logon name and paste it into the address bar of the explorer.

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    Thanks, now that part is clear. Now where do I go for a reinstall?

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    if you want to install the latest dev channel version, try here

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/

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    As for me, I prefer to download stuff from official sources
    stable version, development version

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    This is a much better site for Downloads (imo) if your having problems with the official Google Chrome download ...

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

    It has downloads for all the channels at the current level...

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    Thanks guys. Since i don't even know what a dev channel is, I'll have to stick with the official version.

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    The Dev channel is an official version ...

    Check this link for details on the various channels for Chrome ...

    http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

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