Thursday, September 04, 2008

Google Chrome - Installer error solved

Recently I posted an error which I got while installing in my office workstation. In that I assumed that the setup is trying to download an executable which is the actual Chrome installer. My assumption is right. Here is how I concluded my assumption. I opened the , which is an excellent HTTP tracking tool. Then I ran the initial small Chrome Setup. I saw the installer is trying to download a file from http://cache.pack.google.com/chrome/install/149.27/chrome_installer.exe

I am using Windows XP Professional with SP2. I am assuming the above URL has nothing specific to the OS edition. I think the string "149.27" in the URL could be the browser's minor version number. The Chrome version which I installed is "0.2.149.27".

Disclaimer: I don't know what harm will happen if you use the file from the above URL.

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9 comments:

Tom Hundt said...

Awesome. Worked for me. Am behind corporate firewall set to "muy paranoid" mode.

(We should expect the file location to vary over time.)

Guru Prasath said...

Good to know that it worked.

TheCoolPrince said...

Awesome trick man! I tried out your way to get rid of the prob and it worked fantastically! You're Great! :D

Guru Prasath said...

thecoolprince: Thank you.

Cherry said...

great yaar,... thanks,..

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Gregory said...

My web filter categorizes that link as google earth and for some reason is blocking it.

andre.m.wheeley said...

Sorry, what exactly were the steps that you did to enable that file to be downloaded?

Guru Prasath said...

Andre: There is nothing special I did to enable the .EXE to be downloaded. I just tracked the location where it tries to access. By locating the URL where it tries to access I just downloaded the files separately from a different machine where .EXE are enabled to download.

Nowadays you can download a standalone offline installer for google chrome. Check here, http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?standalone=1