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02 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How to fix Google Chrome in x64

( First Thread on sevenforums :] ) After downloading and booting up into my Windows 7 beta x64 (build 7000), I wanted to download my newest, most favorite web browser, Google Chrome. Unfortunately, I then found out that Google Chrome only worked with the 32-bit verison of 7, not the 64-bit. I searched google and came across a guy who found out how to fix it.
LINK OF ARTICLE HERE: http://w7info.com/articles/2009/01/fix-google-chrome-in-64-bit-windows-7/

1. Right Click on the icon of google chrome on your desktop and go to properties.
2. Change the "target" field by going to the end of the target address and adding " -in-process-plugins" (DO NOT forget the space at the begining!)
3. Click apply and okay.
4. There you go! you have chrome on x64.

(you will have to do this for every chrome shortcut you have on your desktop, which i don't see the point in having more than one shortcut but I just wanted to throw that out there!)

Pretty simple, right? I mean hopefully all you chrome enthusiasts benefited from this little trick and maybe this may make some people curious and make them want to try google chrome. I love it.
(by the way, sorry if there's already a thread here explaining how to do this.)



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02 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, this has been known but thanks for the tip, there may be some that don't know it.
And welcome to SevenForums.
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02 Feb 2009   #3

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Hello D3R1K93, I use Chrome. I much prefer it
However pages sometimes suddenly go blank after first displaying correct images.
Do I need this tweak for my x32 system?
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02 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
Hello D3R1K93, I use Chrome. I much prefer it
However pages sometimes suddenly go blank after first displaying correct images.
Do I need this tweak for my x32 system?

I don't know. but I'd say try it. it can't hurt. if it doesn't fix your problem/it causes more problems, you can just follow the steps again, and delete that added ending to the target. good luck finding a solution to that. ;]
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08 Aug 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

Hi,

How would I tell that it's running as an x64 application?
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08 Aug 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arvychile View Post
Hi,

How would I tell that it's running as an x64 application?
open task manager by pressing ctrl+shift+enter. 32 bit apps will have *32 next to the process name. eg: firefox.exe *32.
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08 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Chrome is only released as 32-bit.
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08 Aug 2009   #8

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
open task manager by pressing ctrl+shift+enter. 32 bit apps will have *32 next to the process name. eg: firefox.exe *32.
Thank you. I didn't know that the info was displayed in Task Manager.
Although to get to it I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del - ctrl+shift+enter doesn't work for me.

It surprised my that most stuff I run is x32. Hardly seems worth the bother of setting up a x64 system.

So are there x64 versions of Firefox (must be GB English) and of GChrome...
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08 Aug 2009   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I still dont understand the title and meaning of this thread. This could be misleading. I added the command and restarted chrome. its still a 32 bit browser, as seen is taskmgr. I see no changes before and after the tweak. can someone explain what does that trick mean?
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02 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Well I tried this and it just made Chrome so much faster to load and render pages, great info.
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