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I installed Chrome 64 bit, but am I running the 64 bit version?

I went to Control Panel\System and Security\System to confirm that I'm running an 64 bit version of Windows on an x64 bit processor.

I don't have a folder C:\Program Files\Google, but I do have a folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application.

When I to go task manager, I see that Google Chrome (32 bit) is running.

When I go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features, I only Google Chrome listed one time.

This is the 2nd computer that I'm seeing this on.

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This happened with me as well. Confirm that you downloaded the correct installer (64bit). Then quit Chrome completely and restart it. Go to the settings menu (hamburger icon) > About Chrome (chrome://chrome/). Under the version number, there will be a message about an update and a button that says "Relaunch." Click on that button to update Chrome properly.

When you go on the page after this, the version number should say "Version 37.0.x (64-bit)". I believe this happens because Chrome doesn't really close itself and keeps running in the background, so a manual relaunch is required to make the switch.

  • They need to make this process more clear. Thanks! – Hoppe Aug 28 '14 at 21:54
  • @Hoppe Sure! How's it running BTW? It was causing my system to slow down, disk usage shot to 100% for some reason so I've rolled back to 32-bit. – wzub Aug 28 '14 at 23:38
  • No noticeable degradation. I haven't monitored the task manager closely, but a quick check now seemed like it was ok @wzub – Hoppe Aug 30 '14 at 18:02
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In some cases, if the version numbers do not match (example: 32-bit is Chrome 38.x and 64-bit is 37.x) you will need to uninstall the 32-bit version and create a new profile.

If you are using Chromesync, then restoring all your old info shouldn't be an issue.

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