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Windows 7: Get rid of the install Google chrome box


10 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Get rid of the install Google chrome box

I have Google set to my homepage and every time I open up IE9 I see a box in the upper right hand corner asking if I want to install Google Chrome. I usually close this box but it always returns whenever I reopen Google.

This doesn't happen with Firefox since I installed adblock plus add-on. The question is there anyway to block this annoying box from showing up every time I open IE9?

Thanks.


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10 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Try setting your homepage to www.google.com/webhp?. It's the Google homepage, but you don't get the Chrome install popup. Previous versions of IE used to only have the popup once, and once you clicked the X it never popped up again, but it doesn't seem to work the same with IE9.
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10 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Everlong, I set your link as my homepage and it seems to be working. Nice to not have to see that box all the time.

Thanks again.
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11 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I was so happy to see this solution, even though I rarely use IE 9. Google is my home page, too, and the box was annoying. I changed my homepage to the link above; alas, it made no difference. The box was still there . . .
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12 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Strange it's not working for you. For some reason I had to do it twice before it seemed to stick, but now no more install chrome box. Once I followed the link I clicked yes I want to set this as my homepage and it seems to be fine.
If you only tried it once, perhaps give it another shot.
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12 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I tried it several times, clearing the cache, too, but no luck! I know it's a small thing, and I seldom use IE 9 anyhow, but it's enough of an irritant to make me change my homepage to Yahoo. Besides, I already have Google Chrome installed!
Thanks again.
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04 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

thanks for this i was getting that box also....
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04 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I was using IE9 before and it doesn't seem to work for me now.
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07 Jan 2012   #9

Dell Desktops: XP Pro 32b/64b - Dell D430 Laptop: Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Yeh, doesn't work for me either. 7 w/ IE9. I know it's minor, but I hate little annoying things like that. I have Chome installed, of course, and I use it, but I have to use IE for a lot of things due to my work. I prefer it to Chrome anyway, but I like Chrome for things like Spiceworks.

The good thing is, it's only acting like this on my laptop w/ 7. I'm running XP w/ IE8 at work and it behaves normally. Once I closed the box the first time, it never came back until I cleared my cookies and temp files. Now that I have Chrome installed on that box for Spiceworks, it never shows up.

I'm guessing Google never really cared to fix this for IE9? I'm assuming it doesn't affect v8..

Cor
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17 Feb 2012   #10

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Google Chrome won't go away anymore

I am thoroughly disgusted now by this ridiculous advertisement every time I use Google for my homepage. So much so that I went ahead and installed Chrome, hoping this would make it go away. It is a relatively new thing to me, and when it first started about two weeks ago, I could just click the red x in the corner of it to make it go away. Unfortunately, and inexcusably, now all of a sudden, the x is grey out and cannot be clicked. As I stated, I DID INSTALL GOOGLE CHROME ALREADY, and still this annoying add is cluttering up my home page whenever I open my browser. HELP PLEASE!!!!
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