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Windows 7: Google Chrome pinned to taskbar error

24 Sep 2012   #11
marsmimar

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This might be a long-shot but what happens if you uninstall Chrome and then try reinstalling a fresh copy? Perhaps there was a glitch during original install of Version 21. If you want to give this a try I recommend using Revo Pro to uninstall. (It has a free 30 day trial period.) Revo has a forced uninstall option that is pretty good at finding those obscure bits and pieces that usually get left behind when using the native Windows uninstall process.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall


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24 Sep 2012   #12
Equonix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have tried that now when i try to download and install Chrome it comes up with this error message
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25 Sep 2012   #13
marsmimar

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See if Chrome is still showing in your start menu (start > all programs) and/or control panel > programs and features. If it's showing in both places (or just in the start menu) use the Chrome uninstaller (start menu > Google Chrome > Uninstall.) If it's only showing in programs and features, use that to uninstall. But the Chrome uninstaller is my first choice.

If you still can't get rid of Chrome there's a manual work around from Google. (NOTE: Step 9 shows it's for Vista but it's the same command for Windows 7.)

Manually uninstall Google Chrome in Windows - Google Chrome Help

Since this involves a registry change I recommend creating a restore point BEFORE doing anything else.
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25 Sep 2012   #14
Equonix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Chrome isn't anywhere (installation) i can't find it under control panel programs and features it just comes up with that error message when i try to install Chrome
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25 Sep 2012   #15
marsmimar

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The manual uninstall should get rid of all the Chrome entries in the registry and allow you to reinstall the latest version. Don't forget to make a Restore Point.

Manually uninstall Google Chrome in Windows - Google Chrome Help

System Restore Point - Create
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25 Sep 2012   #16
Equonix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

wont let me run the .reg file after i saved it to all files.
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26 Sep 2012   #17
marsmimar

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It was supposed to be saved to your desktop.
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26 Sep 2012   #18
Equonix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I saved it to my desktop (under all files) as a .reg file
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26 Sep 2012   #19
marsmimar

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When you right-clicked on the link to save the remove.reg file it should have looked like this:

Name:  remove.JPG
Views: 4
Size:  51.4 KB

Item 1 would be renamed to: remove.reg
Item 2 would be: all files
Item 3 is select (click on) desktop
Final step is to click on Save button.

When I followed these steps the file appeared on my desktop with a registry icon like this:



Is that what you got?


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27 Sep 2012   #20
Equonix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry haven't been on busy with school
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