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    When I start Chrome, I still get a warning that its update failed (error code 3).
    As a fix Google recommends UNinstalling Chrome, (rebooting), downloading its latest, reinstalling, and finally hoping it worked.
    I tried that, but, sadly, in vain.

    Then I thought, why not skip the uninstall and just install the latest setup file, i.e. ChromeStandaloneSetup64.exe, over the old one .

    Well, Chrome updated just fine. Piece of Sachertorte.

    In the future I’ll just keep watching Tweakers’ daily reports (for your convenience translated from Dutch) to know when to manually download and install Chrome’s latest. (Of course I don’t need translation)


    [2022-02] Corsair One i300, 64 GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, Samsung 1800R 48" 3840x1080, 1 2TB M2 SSD, 1 1TB SATA SSD, 1 5TB USB3 HDD.

    [2015-02] Clevo P17SM-A, 32GB RAM, GTX 970M, ext LG 27" 1920x1080,
    500 GB SSD, 1TB SATA HDD, 4 5TB USB3.0 HDD's, 4 2TB USB3.0 HDD's,
    1 3TB USB3.0 HDD, 1 1TB eSATA HDD.

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    • #2455605

      Then I thought, why not skip the uninstall and just install the latest setup file, i.e. ChromeStandaloneSetup64.exe, over the old one .

      Why not use Chrome portable and no headaches ? Just extract to the same folder.

      • #2455606

        Why not use Chrome portable and no headaches ? Just extract to the same folder.

        Chrome portable also needs updating, doesn’t it?

        So there’s still 3 steps: downloading, scanning for cleanliness and unzipping-copying to target folder.


        [2022-02] Corsair One i300, 64 GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, Samsung 1800R 48" 3840x1080, 1 2TB M2 SSD, 1 1TB SATA SSD, 1 5TB USB3 HDD.

        [2015-02] Clevo P17SM-A, 32GB RAM, GTX 970M, ext LG 27" 1920x1080,
        500 GB SSD, 1TB SATA HDD, 4 5TB USB3.0 HDD's, 4 2TB USB3.0 HDD's,
        1 3TB USB3.0 HDD, 1 1TB eSATA HDD.

    • #2455621

      Chrome portable also needs updating, doesn’t it?

      Yes, but done manually. You download the new version and extract to the same folder. The new version will keep your settings, extentions..No changes needed.

    • #2455656

      Is there any way you can update a Chromebook O.S. in this way, when it’s slow to install the latest version?

    • #2455736

      I just launched Chrome and clicked on “About Chrome.” The twirly thing and “looking for updates” started right away and after some 15 seconds that stopped and some text appeared declaring that now I have version 103.0.5060.53 installed and that “Chrome is up to date.” I checked and, yes, that is the latest version of Chrome, for Macs at least. But, given that nowhere said this version is “for Macs”, I am guessing that is the same version number for people running Windows.

      This Chrome update, by the way, is what this has been like for quite a while for me, since the last time that took long for a new update to show up. Never an install failure and a need for a workaround. So I wonder what Mr. Sporgersi ‘s problem might be due to. Details on my computer, etc. below.

      Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV and Malwarebytes for Macs.

      • #2455750

        So I wonder what Mr. Sporgersi ‘s problem might be due to.

        That question keeps nagging me too.

        I have a faint suspicion that my problem is actually with Chromium and/or Windows 11 Pro on my Corsair rig, because Microsoft Edge has the same failure and the same error code.
        And Edge too accepts being overwritten by its offline setup file MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi .

        OTOH Windows 10 Home on my Clevo portable lets Chrome and Edge self-update as expected.

        Weird anomaly in my Windows 11 Pro: Edge 64 bit is installed in Program Files (x86)

        @ OscarCP. I have the same version number.


        [2022-02] Corsair One i300, 64 GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, Samsung 1800R 48" 3840x1080, 1 2TB M2 SSD, 1 1TB SATA SSD, 1 5TB USB3 HDD.

        [2015-02] Clevo P17SM-A, 32GB RAM, GTX 970M, ext LG 27" 1920x1080,
        500 GB SSD, 1TB SATA HDD, 4 5TB USB3.0 HDD's, 4 2TB USB3.0 HDD's,
        1 3TB USB3.0 HDD, 1 1TB eSATA HDD.

    • #2455749

      But, given that nowhere said this version is “for Macs”, I am guessing that is the same version number for people running Windows.

      It is the same version for Windows, iOS/iPadOS..

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    • #2455817

      103.0.5060.53

      iOS/iPadOS Chrome has been updates to 103.0.5060.63

    • #2455846

      My version hasn’t; I’ve only got Octopus on Stable channel:-

      https://chromiumdash.appspot.com/serving-builds?deviceCategory=ChromeOS

    • #2456632

      Thanks but that doesn’t much help folk like me running Octopus. I just wondered if there was an alternative way to access Chrome OS updates, as there is with Windows, but it would probably entail risk, anyway – I have read that older versions like mine are kept waiting in line for a reason. It does look like it would be possible to download the Beta channel O.S. update for my model from the website I have linked above, but I’ll take advice before I try that!

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