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Administrative and Personal offline installers for Chrome (via: Alternate offline Google Chrome installer Windows – Google Help)

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/06/04

Because I tend to forget where Google keeps the information on dowloading the offline administrative and personal installers I have quoted their full help page below.

According to Google Employee Blair (Googler) (at 20100614 in topic Google Chrome Offline Installer – Google Chrome Help):

Be aware that the version of Google Chrome available from the link may not auto-update to future browser releases, meaning you could miss important security fixes and feature improvements. Make sure to check back often to download newer releases.

The standalone offline installers from the quote at the bottom of this post did all keep themselves up to date.

There is a bunch of version specific Google Chrome installers THAT WILL NOT AUTOUPDATE (they usually keep less than 2 months) with URLs formed like this:

http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/X.Y/chrome_installer.exe

X and Y are the version numbers (so for version 17.0.963.46, X=963 and Y=46) which (for stable releases) you can find the verison numers at

The offline installers here do seem to auto-update:

Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows)

If you’re having problems downloading Chrome using the standard installer at http://www.google.com/chrome, try downloading the browser using an alternate installer, available through the links below.

These alternate installers don’t require network connection to install Chrome, so you can install Chrome while being offline. Once installed, Chrome will attempt to automatically update whenever it detects that a newer version of the browser is available. However, your network configuration may prevent the browser from updating properly. It’s recommended that you bookmark this page and come back periodically to manually download newer versions of Chrome. That way, you can be sure to receive important security fixes and feature improvements. You can see if updates are available by visiting the Google Chrome releases blog.

Choose between two alternate installers for Chrome:

After you’ve download the installer file you need, open the file and follow the instructions on the screen to complete your installation. For additional help, please visit the Chrome Help Center.

They will be downloaded through URLs of this form (details vary depending on the settings for language, “one user account”/”all user accounts”, setting it as default browser, and auto-sending crash dumps to google :

https://dl.google.com/tag/s/appguid={8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}&iid={5475D0B9-5AB6-BC63-F76A-06FC1C96AF15}&lang=en&browser=2&usagestats=0&appname=Google Chrome&needsadmin=false&installdataindex=defaultbrowser/update2/installers/ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe

–jeroen

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2 Responses to “Administrative and Personal offline installers for Chrome (via: Alternate offline Google Chrome installer Windows – Google Help)”

  1. Petr Vones said

    Is there a way to install Chrome without the GoogleUpdater spyware running under system account ? It is not easy to get rid of it, disabling it as a windows service does not help because it will start as scheduled task again. It is against security principles to have something unknown running under system account which executes a code downlodaed from anywhere without any control. That’s one of reason I don’t use Chrome, another one is too tight integration with Google services. Firefox installer has simple option to prevent installation of updater services. Why is Google so keen to keep it running on my system ?

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