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Windows 7: Google Chrome Goes to 2.0.166.1, Still Doesn't Play Nice with Windows 7


27 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Google Chrome Goes to 2.0.166.1, Still Doesn't Play Nice with Windows 7

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The Google browser is evolving at fast pace, and this week Chrome was updated to version 2.0.166.1. A developer release, Google Chrome 2.0.166.1 comes in less than a week since the previous version was made available offering not only new features, but also fixes for bugs that survived Build 2.0.166.0. However, the latest variant of Google Chrome still has problems when it comes down to playing nice with the Beta release of Windows 7.

“Windows 7 users will experience issues importing favorites from IE and setting Chrome as the default browser,” revealed Anthony Laforge, PMP, Chrome program manager, when enumerating the known issues of the 2.0.166.1 release. With Microsoft boasting millions of installations of Windows 7 Beta, Google will have to step up its game and tailor its browser to the next iteration of the Windows client, even if to the pre-release builds of the platform.

At the same time, whatever issues Chrome has integrating with the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Beta Build 7000, the 64-bit flavor of the operating system manages to top. And it looks like Google will still be a while before making Chrome integrate seamlessly with Windows 7. Still, the Mountain View-search giant is making consistent headway in the development of Chrome 2.0, having added a variety of new features.
more: Softpedia

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27 Feb 2009   #2

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

This post caught me eye.
I use Windows 7 x32.
I use FF and Google Chrome 2.0.166.

I still have FF as default browser.
And I haven't needed to import favorites from IE - I don't use IE so there are no favourites

Maybe that's why Google Chrome 2.0.166 works for me
I am happy with it and Windows 7.
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27 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Google Chrome not working . . . TOO BAD.

They are messing with a lot of areasm and they can't win in all of them.

I just love IE8
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27 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It works on 7, just not perfectly yet..
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28 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Only problem i had was the window buttons like close etc not working, but there is a simple fix..
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28 Feb 2009   #6

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Second time I test Chrome.
Look nice and perform well on Seven but there's lot of missing things for me (antipub filter and mouse gesture, etc. )
Back To Maxthon
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04 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

I still have issues with Chrome on 7048 - what's the deal?
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04 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

hello Iknewitwin7
like i have said before the chromium releases dont have this problem on x64
while they still show up a copatibility window saying its not compatible its still usable...
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04 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro & Tablet, OS X
 
 

What are the issues with Windows 7 and Chrome? I've been using Chrome (1.0.154.48) with Windows 7 (7000) for some time now and I've never had an issue. Internet Explorer 8 on the other hand crashes often.
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04 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

arcking this has to do with 64 bit OS and the way chrome handles at the beginning (you know at startup...)...
if you do a search here you can see one of the problems people have faced with 64bit and chrome

http://w7info.com/articles/2009/01/f...bit-windows-7/
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