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Google Chrome will not update do to Administrator settings

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#1 magnumpi


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:19 PM


Updates are disabled by the administrator

Google Chrome version : 29.0.1547.57 m       I have used Administrative tools/Selection/ set Both Google updaters to auto.   no effect. Clicked on start update and it starts but then abruptly stops.

 I have used tutorials version download for silent default update automatically and posted download to Desktop and merged program into registry.   no effect.


I do not know how to find registry or open it to change it from 0 to 1.       (  If it is on 0 ).    . (  BELIEVE IF I COULD DO THIS, I FEEL THIS IS PROBABLY THE PROBLEM ??.)


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64bit operateing system/ 64bit processer/ HP computer Pavilion     model  p7-1423w



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

See info in link below to get to the registry editor.

How to Open the Registry Editor in Windows 8


This seemed to work for many to update Chrome:

Updates are disabled by the administrator - Google Groups


Go to Registry Editor


Double-click at the UpdateDefault or DefaultUpdate

And type 0 to 1  (change 0 to 1...)

Exit Registry Editor and Go to your browser!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:04 PM

Editing the registry can render you computer inoperable if mistakes are made while editing it.  For this reason it is a good idea to back up your registry be making any changes.  One freeware program I like is ERUNT.


How to backup Your Registry with ERUNT
  • Please download Erunt.
  • For version with the Installer:  Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer.
  • For the zipped version you will need a program like 7-Zip to unzip the file.  
  • Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.
    Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.
    Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERUNT.exe

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    #4 magnumpi

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    Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

     Thanks for your help BC Adviser, problem is solved and Google Chrome now updates.


    Found under Google Update in Registry that there was no data entry, so set it to 1. Saved and closed out.




     The other gentlemen who responded with his suggestion to not mess with the Registry is absolutely correct and I salute that.

    I am intermediate with PC,s about 8 years. I was very careful when I made this change and already have backed up Registry changes.


    I have been studying for a solution on this problem for 4 days and when I go after a problem I stay with it till I solve it.

    Because when you do solve it, it adds to your knowledge for yourself and also to help others with same situation.


    I am happy know on this one guys on getting it solved. And again thanks.



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