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Google Chrome won't install on Vista.

I go to the official page, download the executable, run it. It opens a screen with a progress bar. That finishes and then nothing...

No maps are installed. I've used Everything to search for anything that might be related to "chrome" and/or "google", but no browser...

I'm out of ideas here, can anyone help?

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Here's a link to the latest version on Chrome (Chrome 4, dev build 201.1); this is the full installer, not what you get from the official page (that's only a small executable that downloads the full installer). Maybe this will work for you. It's not exactly normal, it should install or at least give you an error.

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Thanks, but it didn't work. I monitored it with Process Explorer. I double click the .exe, it appears in the programs list, opens a "setup.exe", but then the install.exe is killed and the setup.exe disappears too... – KdgDev Sep 14 '09 at 14:16
    
Have you tried checking if it got installed? There is no completion indicator for the installer (I have no idea why). It did the exact thing for me at work; I was monitoring the installer to see what was going on, but when I finally gave up, I noticed it had gotten installed. Just to be on the same side, check your profile to see if it's gotten installed (I think it's *C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome*) – alex Sep 14 '09 at 14:35
    
I have the Google folder, but no chrome folder. There's a folder named "1.2.183.7", which contains GoogleCrashHandler.exe and goopdate.dll. That's all there is. – KdgDev Sep 14 '09 at 15:08
    
Sorry I wasn't able to help you out more. – alex Sep 14 '09 at 15:13
    
I just now tried it on a virtual image of Windows7, it worked, no problems... Must be something I did in the past. I had it installed once, but uninstalled for some reason... – KdgDev Sep 14 '09 at 18:50

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