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Forum Thread: Google Chrome standalone installation's auto-updater

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mtodorov Google Chrome standalone installation's auto-updater
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Last edited on 25th Feb, 2014 14:03

I am just sitting before a lab in which 75% of computers have Chrome 33.x auto-updated without my intervention. I believe installations are symmetric, but most machines updated and 3 have not.

What makes 3 computers fail to auto-update?

They seem to run similar GoogleCrashHandler.exe process and GoogleCrashHandler64.exe , equally the version with and without completed update.

I check versions with FileHippo update checker.

Options are:

- wait till (or if) automatic update starts
- run Google Chrome and do "About the program" update
- install from FH offered download link

1. I am running Windows 7 and OS restart didn't help.

What to do :-P

Regards,
mt



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mtodorov RE: Google Chrome standalone installation's auto-updater
Member 25th Feb, 2014 14:12
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SOLVED.

One installation had an error 0x00000000 reported when activating Wrench->About Program Google Chrome.

Second start / stop had done the trick.

The remaining machines seemed to have auto-updated on full hour (2 PM).

Thank you for your attention. I still don't have anything official despite browsing web and submitting to forums. As I single handed maintain over 50 computers, it is substantial for me to have browsers and plugins updated in unattended way.

It would still be the best to have unattended network install with .msi package distribution with GP, but for some reason it didn't work out for me. I am still working on it.

(The maintenance hole in Lab schedule doesn't allow for long admin jobs.)

Regards,
mt


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