Microsoft brings massive performance and compatibility improvements in their latest browser i.e. Microsoft Edge which now comes with a chromium base. However, most people still prefer to use Google Chrome and make it one of the the first application that must be installed on a new PC.
Well, if you are facing problems related to the installation of Google Chrome, here are some ways to solve them:
1. Download Chrome from the Official Website
It’s no secret that many third-party sources offer some of the most popular Windows applications on the web. However, you should never trust any random website. To enjoy the best and safest experience, make sure you download Chrome from the official website. The reason is, if you using third-party sources, you may end up downloading an old version of Chrome or Chrome that has been installed with malware which will definitely harm your device.
2. Use a Stable Internet Connection
To download Chrome from the web, you need a stable internet connection. Because, gInterrupted internet connection can cause the installation file to get corrupted and ultimately Chrome can’t be used by you.
3. Install Chrome Offline
If you are still having problems downloading Chrome, you can download Chrome on another computer and manually move the installation files to your desired PC using USB or wirelessly.
4. Check System Requirements
You need to know, Google Chrome has minimum requirements such as the system must already be using Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, or later. That’s not all, you should also check the processor — at least an Intel Pentium 4 or later capable of SSE3 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 3) and other things. If it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, then the installation will be problematic or take a long time, and can also make Chrome “slow” when used or you can’t use it at all.
So, make sure you meet all the system requirements for Google Chrome, if your device exceeds all the requirements, then that’s even better.
5. Turn off Antivirus Software
Still can’t install Chrome? Maybe the cause is software the antivirus you are using. If that’s true, Google suggests you to turn off software antivirus during the installation process and after that you can reactivate it.
6. Clear Chrome Data
Have you tried reinstalling the Google Chrome browser and got an error in return? Then you have to delete the old Chrome files first and if you don’t know how, you can follow these steps:
- Open File Explorer on your PC (use Windows key + E).
- Next Open the C drive or the drive where Windows saved the old Chrome installation files.
- Select Program Files and open the Google folder.
- Delete the Chrome folder*.
*You may have to enter the Administrator password to complete this action
7. Run a Windows Security Quick Scan
If your computer has been exposed to malicious files, you may face problems with the installation of third-party applications. That’s why Microsoft offers a Windows Security tool to find and remove malicious files from your PC. So please do it Quick Scan first and then reinstall Chrome as usual.
So, those are some tips from WinPoin for those of you who are having problems with installing Google Chrome. Hopefully the tips above can help solve your problem