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I went to uninstall some stuff, and I just happened to notice something I hadn't notice before: that there are two Google Chromes installed. I thought at first this might have been a glitch or something weird, so I refreshed multiple times, but every time it was still there. Here's the (clickable) screenshot of when I checked at 2015-08-30T16:59 UTC.

PF1

Here's another (clickable) screenshot of it taken a few minutes later at 2015-08-30T17:03 UTC.

PF2

I checked Revo Uninstaller, too. Same thing. ((Clickable) Screenshot taken at 2015-08-30T17:06 UTC.)

RL1

At this point, I went straight to the Programs (x86) folder. Not entirely sure, but if I understand this stuff correctly then yeah that's two separate installs in the same folder. Am I right or wrong about this?

(Clickable screenshot) WinDir1



Specs:

  • Make & Model: HP Compaq dc5700 SFF
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
  • Chrome Version: 44.0.2403.157 m (64-bit) (Installed¹)


  • Total Drive² Capacity: 74.4 GiB (79.9 GB)
  • Remaining Drive Capacity: 10.9 GiB (11.7 GB)
  • Drive Type: HDD
  • RAM: 2 GiB



¹ In other words, not portable.

² Drive E is just a 16 GB flash drive, so I'm not including that as I don't think that's really that relevant, if at all. I can add it if I'm wrong, so let me know if that's the case.


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  • Based on the information provided one is likely the 32-bit installation you originally had before Chrome support 64-bit version. The fact Chrome is installed in the 32-bit installation directory sort of proves this.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 30 '15 at 19:55
  • But I didn't choose to install either one. Google only provides a single, unified installer, and I assumed that therefore it would install the one that's most in line with my computer's bit architecture. (I.e., I have a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 installed, so it automatically installs the 64-bit version of Chrome. Or if I had the 32-bit copy of Win7 installed, it would automatically install the 32-bit version of Chrome.) Aug 30 '15 at 20:58
  • Either way, I always uninstall my programmes before I re-install them, so I don't see why it should have two installations. Aug 30 '15 at 20:59
  • And I use Revo Uninstaller, too, so it's not likely the uninstaller probably messed up or something... Aug 30 '15 at 20:59
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    64-bit version of Chrome was only recently done in Aug. Which is the reason I mentioned that. 64-bit versions of Chrome are not installed to the Program Files (x86) directory.
    – Ramhound
    Nov 12 '15 at 15:51
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The 64-bit version of Chrome is always installed in Program Files and the 32-bit version of Chrome, on a 64-bit version of Windows, is always installed in Program Files (x86).

If Chrome is being installed twice then you have both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Chrome. Since Chrome only recently started to offer a stable 64-bit version this easily could happen by mistake.

The simplest solution would be to uninstall both versions of Chrome and install only the 64-bit version of Chrome. You can do that by running this installer

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