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Windows 7: Chrome won't reinstall

19 Feb 2020   #1
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 
Chrome won't reinstall

The Chrome forum is less than worthless. I don't use it anymore.

I use Chrome x64 for only a few websites where I work online, otherwise I use Firefox/Waterfox. 68 was working fine with an edited UA that said "v.80." The scripts are more important to my work than having the latest version.

I updated from v. 68 to 80, keeping my profile, and one of my scripts broke.
So I uninstalled 80 with Revo Uninstaller, and tried to reinstall 68. It starts installing, then says "This computer already has a more recent version of GC. If the software is not installing, please uninstall GC and try again."
The Google help site is just telling me the same thing.

To me, that means 80 left either files or registry entries that didn't uninstall. I haven't had that problem with Revo before.

There's still a Google folder in ProgFilesx86, but there's no .exe file.


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19 Feb 2020   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I know that Firefox has the capability to sense the version on the profile and if you try to go to an older version you will get a warning in Firefox and it'll refuse to work. Perhaps Chrome has the same thing. You might try creating a new profile.
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20 Feb 2020   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

80 was in for only one day. I would like to see first if there's a particular profile file or registry entry that I can change more easily.

It's not possible to create a new profile. I have Tampermonkey scripts for work that can't be re-created.

I really hate Chrome. In Firefox I know what every file in the profile does and the program doesn't make any registry entries.
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20 Feb 2020   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

uninstalling with revo is best when you do a fully monitored install with it, especially for trial installs - the standard uninstall uses generic uninstall parameters, these work for most installs but can have issues with either highly customised or or particular "difficult" applications, all browsers are IMHO always difficult as they are competing with each other and they are updated very often.

You could try an advanced uninstall using revo, they have a "search and destroy" type option which can clean out a lot of those little leftovers that can cause the type of issues you have
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20 Feb 2020   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Obviously you have backups on external media; so my best guess is to try this:
Using Revo's install function, reinstall Chrome 80; restart; then using Revo uninstall function to remove 80, now, here is where it can be tricky: safe moderate advanced - choices for scan & remove whatsoevers.

**I altered my comments above because I earlier posted "Firefox" instead of "Chrome."
RoWin7's next post corrected my error, so, I went back and changed this comment set. **
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20 Feb 2020   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I do have a backup, but it's from last night, after I installed and uninstalled 80. Firefox is not the problem. If you meant Chrome, Revo doesn't have an install function.

I always use Revo on "Advanced." The 80 uninstall left something in there. There's a program folder called "Google>Chrome" and it's mostly empty except for the file "Google Updater."

There are also 20 entries in the registry called or containing C:\ProgFiles>Google Chrome.
The Windows CTrl Panel>Install/uninstall gives me the same message.

I've backed up my registry, but I'm not changing anything till I get precise directions.
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20 Feb 2020   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Revo Pro has an install function, it's somewhere on the left side panel. Ok, I have the paid version, maybe the free version is missing the install function. RoWin7, I corrected my earlier post, thanks for the heads-up! :)
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20 Feb 2020   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

I have recently replaced Revo uninstaller (great offer on the professional version of the tool for unlimited use on other systems ie.clients systems) Uninstall tool has the same features on the pro version as revo, and they currently have a free 30 days trial available ...

If it will help ... Install Tracker (Installation Monitor) - Uninstall Tool
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20 Feb 2020   #9
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I always use the Advanced Revo, but I can't figure out how to use Hunter Mode. I installed Install Tracker, reinstalled 80, then uninstalled it


AND 68 IS IN!! I'm using a UserAgent switcher, so I'm not getting caught for a while. You're right about browsers being finicky uninstall targets. I'm also replacing Revo with InstallTracker.

Thanks, guys!
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20 Feb 2020   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

The full title of the tool suite is actually "Uninstall Tool", though I fist recall it as "Geek Uninstaller" Install Tracker is just one of the tools - My fault I linked to the Tool Page rather than the Main Page
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