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imageI’ve been playing around a bit with Google Chrome lately. I switched back to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 as it answered a lot of the frustrations that I was having with Google Chrome (some key pages I like not rendering correctly). Though, when I switched  one of my computer’s operating system to Windows 7 Beta 1, I was even more frustrated. The IE that came installed on Windows 7 was a less than superior IE than what I could download off of the Microsoft site. I tried to install the latest IE 8 version from the Microsoft site onto Windows 7, but the installer would not allow that install to occur as it didn’t recognize the operating system of all things (see http://geekswithblogs.net/evjen/archive/2009/01/15/128669.aspx for more information on that).

It really got to a point where I couldn’t use this IE8 on Windows 7 – so I downloaded Google Chrome to the OS instead. I was still having some of the same issues rendering some key sites as before and it seemed that Google Chrome hadn’t updated its version since it was released. I did find out that you can opt to take the dev build of Google Chrome (or the Beta builds) by changing you updater using this Google Chrome Channel Changer (from this site: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/). I opted for the Dev version and once you switch to this version, you can click on the Wrench in the toolbar and select About Google Chrome. From here, you can then check to see if you have the latest version (you won’t in the first case) and from here update your Google Chrome version.

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After you Google Chrome is updated (you will have to close all Chrome instances and then reopen them), you will notice (if you are running on Windows 7) that it just doesn't work. To make Google Chrome work on Windows 7, right click on Google Chrome icon from your desktop and select Properties. From the first tab, the General tab, you will need to change the value of the text in the Target textbox to:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --in-process-plugins

The bold part is the part that you are adding. Once you have done this, it will work in Windows 7 just fine.

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Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2009 4:45 PM | Back to top


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Thanks for the tip.

It worked perfectly for version 1.0.154.48
Left by g on Mar 08, 2009 7:19 PM

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not necessary, and that kills some key security features in chrome. just download the newest version of chrome as a beta (it's 2.something) and it works great in 7. even 7 x64
Left by Mallanaga on May 18, 2009 4:16 PM

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Does it have the new start menu preview capability like ie?
Left by Josh on Aug 26, 2009 11:44 PM

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it is very good
Left by harish on Oct 26, 2009 8:43 AM

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Great!
Left by Wilson Smith on Nov 26, 2009 10:06 PM

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AOA kase ho junab
Left by usman on Dec 20, 2009 6:39 AM

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Whenever I install google chrome I`m getting this error message "Google update installation failed 0x8004071c" please help me anybody !
Left by Rinku on Dec 24, 2009 10:51 PM

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its new window 7 is faster plan in business organistion .
Left by shahid on Dec 30, 2009 7:02 AM

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I use Google Chrome so often. I prefer it to others! Could you provide more blogs on similar subjects please! I am very interested and I promise to come there usually!
Left by racerback tank top on Jan 18, 2010 2:12 PM

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AWsOME !!!
Left by ali on Feb 10, 2010 2:59 PM

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its gud
Left by amir on Mar 09, 2010 11:02 PM

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I have a working version of IE8 with my Windows 7 (use it occasionally when Chrome has bugs/come across pages that don't support Chrome). Anyway, Chrome is far superior to all other browsers at download speed for a Java Webstart program I often need to use (this is the way the company excepts instructions).
Left by N on Mar 24, 2010 2:36 AM

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kya google chrome window 7 ke liye koi latest version hai kya
Left by gaurav on Apr 23, 2010 5:23 PM

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Why GoogleCrome brouser not working in Windows 7 Pro
Left by Somasekhar on May 31, 2010 8:42 AM

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I have a new laptop with windows 7 pro on it and google chrome doesn't work for me :( even adding on that extra typing to the text in the target box didn't work. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Left by AprillyMay on Jun 28, 2010 6:28 AM

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DAMN SHIT U ALL
Left by Demon on Sep 06, 2010 5:21 PM

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