I cannot install Google Chrome in my XP Pro

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Dear All,

My friend and I went out of the country for a vacation. We stayed in her grandmother’s house. It's nice because they know that we want to be online forever. I was happy to find out that there were two computers in the house. So, I used the other one for two weeks. I was so happy with Google Chrome’s performance that I wanted to install it back home.
 
To my surprise, I was seeing an error that I could not install Google Chrome in my Windows XP Professional system and it said something about my Windows version being outdated and have to update. If I am not mistaken, I am using a Windows XP Home Edition on my friend’s grandmother’s house. What could be the issue?
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Answered By 0 points N/A #111577

I cannot install Google Chrome in my XP Pro

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Dear Emily Hayden,
 
When you try to install Google Chrome in your computer, you just remember that every program require some specific operating system and hardware. Before installing Google Chrome, check the requirements.
 
Windows requirements:
 
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 OR.
  • Windows Vista / Windows 7.
  • Processor Intel Pentium 4.
  • Free disk space 100 MB.
  • RAM 128 MB.
 
If you meet above mentioned requirement then Google Chrome will be installed in your system. In my view, you have service pack 1 and you should upgrade you system from SPS-1 to SPS-2 for smooth running of Google Chrome.
 
Thanks.
 
Kelin
Answered By 0 points N/A #111578

I cannot install Google Chrome in my XP Pro

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Emily,

Kelin is absolutely right! You’re PC must meet first the system requirements before installing any software or program like Google Chrome. It is also possible that your Windows XP is only service pack 1. If you don’t know what service pack 1 is, you’re PC has to follow this instructions: Right click the My Computer icon on you’re desktop and click properties.

 

right click the My Computer icon-properties

The system properties dialog box will appear just like this:

The system properties dialog box will appear

 

When the dialog box opens, it should be in general tab. If not, left click on it. In the general tab, you can see the information about your Windows Operating System, registered to, and computer processor and RAM. Under the system, you should see what edition your windows XP is, and the service pack as well.
 
Note: if your Windows XP has no service pack installed, you won’t see any message that your Windows XP has no service pack installed. For example: Service pack none or Service Pack 0. If that is the case, you can download the service pack 2 in this link: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/xpsp2.html. If you have any other question, feel free to ask.
 
Thanks.
 
Rommel
Answered By 0 points N/A #111579

I cannot install Google Chrome in my XP Pro

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  1. Go to the Start menu, and where it says Search Programs and Files, enter the following in that box: regedit.
  2. When you see the REGEDIT program icon, click it.
  3. Windows will ask if you're sure, click OK.
 
Now, you have the Registry Editor open. Double-click the following to find the value we need to change (called STATE):
 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SOFTWARE
  • Microsoft
  • Windows
  • CurrentVersion
  • Setup
  • STATE
  • Right-click on STATE
  • Select Modify.
  • Delete the value (so it's blank)
  • Click OK and close the Registry Editor.
 
At this point, I tried the Chrome Stand-alone installer. It still did not work. So, I installed another browser (Firefox), and made that browser the default for my Windows 7 installation.
 
Then, using Firefox, I tried the regular Chrome installer at https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome/browser/. It worked perfectly! Chrome is now my default browser. I've uninstalled the others as well. I have replicated this solution on three different computers. 
 
Hope this helps!

 

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