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Windows 7: Google Chrome usable by only ONE user


03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows-7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Google Chrome usable by only ONE user

On this laptop's Win-7 system, I have two (both privileged) user-accts.

While logged in as one user, I installed Google's Chrome browser. It
put itself in the menu-system, so it can be started by that user, and
it works perfectly normally, as one would expect.

But, I EXPECTED that installation to be 'system-wide', and apparently
it is NOT.

When I log in as the other user, Google Chrome is NOT visible anywhere under
'All Programs'. Even stranger, when I went into Control Panel, under
Programs list of installed software for the system, I do NOT see it
there anywhere either. (I looked alphabetically under both 'C' (Chrome)
and 'G' (Google), but I don't see it.)

Any idea what might be going on?

[Does Windows-7 have some new way of privately installing software for
just a single user, that wasn't available on Vista or XP?]

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SarasotaSlim View Post
On this laptop's Win-7 system, I have two (both privileged) user-accts.

While logged in as one user, I installed Google's Chrome browser. It
put itself in the menu-system, so it can be started by that user, and
it works perfectly normally, as one would expect.

But, I EXPECTED that installation to be 'system-wide', and apparently
it is NOT.

When I log in as the other user, Google Chrome is NOT visible anywhere under
'All Programs'. Even stranger, when I went into Control Panel, under
Programs list of installed software for the system, I do NOT see it
there anywhere either. (I looked alphabetically under both 'C' (Chrome)
and 'G' (Google), but I don't see it.)

Any idea what might be going on?

[Does Windows-7 have some new way of privately installing software for
just a single user, that wasn't available on Vista or XP?]

Hi SarasotaSlim, Welcome to SF,

According to Google it installs only on currently Logged in User.
Here is the information that will help you in creating for Multiple User Accounts

Installing Google Chrome for multiple user accounts : Installing Software - Google Pack and Updater Help

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows-7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ok, that answers it. I'll just install again, as the other user.

(Leave it to Google, to break with past traditions. In my view, they should be
throwing up a popup during install, stating that they're doing that.)

Not clear now how I'd uninstall it, but I don't need to do that, so it's a moot point.

Thanks!

You can mark this solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SarasotaSlim View Post
Ok, that answers it. I'll just install again, as the other user.

(Leave it to Google, to break with past traditions. In my view, they should be
throwing up a popup during install, stating that they're doing that.)

Thanks!

You can mark this solved.


Your Most Welcome .. Well Google does everything in their own way
Thank You Posting Back
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