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March 1, 2009

Standalone Offline Installer for Google Chrome

When you download the setup for Google Chrome's site, you're only downloading the installer for Google Updater. The updater downloads Google Chrome's full setup and then installs the software. Here's an excerpt from a Squid report:

12/29/2008-13:42:29 http://dl.google.com/update2/1.2.131.27/GoogleUpdateSetup.exe
12/29/2008-13:42:29 http://dl.google.com/update2/1.2.131.27/clickonce_bootstrap.exe
12/29/2008-13:42:35 http://cache.pack.google.com/chrome/install/154.36/chrome_installer.exe

But sometimes you can't install the auto-updating software or you need to perform an offline install of the software. To solve these issues, Google Chrome started to offer a standalone installer.

Google notes that "the version of Google Chrome available from the link below may not auto-update to future browser releases, meaning you could miss important security fixes and feature improvements. If you install Google Chrome using the link below, bookmark this page and check back periodically to manually download newer releases." When I installed Chrome using the offline setup, Google added the auto-updating service.

35 comments:

  1. I believe, the offline installer will be more useful for the computers behind firewalls in most cases. In such cases, the auto-updating feature will not work...

    Varun

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  2. I've been using the standalones mainly for testing, or for having a separate browser with the same feature-set for other things.

    Mainly i do this so i can have the windows save the Windowed locations separately for certain websites.
    Also for browsing on other sites i don't consider as safe as the ones i usually do, or in case it potentially crashes the whole browser (which hasn't happened ever since the whole %: thing anyway)

    But funny thing, i did have to use the standalone one day because i screwed up my beta 2 install.
    It wouldn't install the v1 Chrome because i screwed up the directories.
    Eventually i figured out it saved registry entries for the auto-updater, so i had to delete the registry entries and directories.
    Worked after that.

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  3. This is awesome, really Google Rocks! Thanks for sharing this to the entire Web World

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  4. offline installer is much batter thansk

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  5. thanks. i was looking for this.

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  6. Great for network distribution.

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  7. Is there a chance that the offline installer be updated to the most update version 2.0.172.43? It seems that current version 2.0.172.28 have the proxy problem which still unless to me in my environment.

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  8. why having a Google Chrome installer if the installer does not work offline?! I am trying to install it and NADA! The installer has been in the "initializing..." for over 15 minutes now! I gave up!

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  9. fuck google chrome! is it so difficult in having offline installer? even the offline standalone installer cannot install without a internet connection! fuck google!

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  10. http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?standalone=1

    You're welcome!

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  11. fuck it
    i want the complete setup

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  12. Hi, i search a Chrome v4 standalone, because on url : http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?standalone=1 it's a old version Chrome v3

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  13. yes it doesn't work anymore, offline is still version 3 :/

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  14. using standalone=1 in the URL, i downloaded chromesetup_195_38.exe.
    if i were to download it again few minutes later, chromesetup_195_38.exe
    has a different md5sum as the previous one. is it corrupted?

    and if i download directly from http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/195.38/chrome_installer.exe
    i would get a standalone installer but not the same md5sum as above?


    so which is the real offline installer (using standalone=1 or directly from dl.google.com)? what's the difference between both offline installers and why is the chromesetup_195_38.exe differs each time i redownload the executable? server not setup properly? perhaps a google employee can shed some light?

    worst of all why is google referencing versions using 195.38
    instead of 3.0.195.38? imagine one day, google decide to open their ftp for developers to download and test different versions of their browser.


    195.38/ --> 3.0.195.38
    250.1/ ---> 1.0.250.1
    256.60/ --> 5.0.256.60

    what a mess.

    jiMMy

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  15. Its a Great Information
    Nice Work

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  16. where is the beta versions for windows
    mac & linux - no stable - beta - dev
    windows - stable - no beta -dev

    why cant they synchronize release versions like firefox
    3.6 -mac, windows, linux

    makes tracking features in versions easier?

    jiMMy

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  17. Has an offline installer been posted for US-CERT Current Activity - Google Releases Chrome 4.1.249.1064 alert

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  18. hey thanks for the download link for Google Chrome standalone installer....nice article and very helpful. I want to install a offline chrome but I don't have a installer. thanks....

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  19. Thanks, I was looking for this

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  20. I SOLVED THE PROBLEM! You need to disconect the network cable from your network adapter. Them the standalone you'll install correctly in a matter of seconds!

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  21. Constant problems with Chrome when using roaming profiles. The whole thing is badly done.

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  22. https://dl-ssl.google.com/update2/installers/ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe

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  23. Thanks for providing this support. Really helpful behind the proxies where auto-updates are restricted.

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  24. why .dll something prevents me to install my google chrome? is that possible? or should i reformat my laptop? i need an urgent reply., tnx.,

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  25. Offline installer for

    Google Chrome v14.0.835.202

    http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/835.202/chrome_installer.exe

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  26. Poor, poor show from google. All I want is to download a full standalone installer but keep ending up on a page with a 'install' button. Why do they make something that should be so easy so damn hard ?

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    1. I second this. Just give me a goddamn HTTP link to the goddamn installer.

      If I had a javascript capable browser i wouldn't waste time loading chrome.

      I guess I'm using Opera now.... At least they are capable of providing a working download link.

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  27. finally I've found a standalone download for chrome thanks to this site

    https://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?standalone=1 works fine for me. It even check for update of newer versions. Currently downloaded version 18.0.1025.142 m

    I like it

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  28. Finally I found the chrome offline installer direct download link on offlineinstallerspot.blogspot.in

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  29. I meet an error and can't install it although I 've downloaded it via https://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?standalone=1 .
    I think the Google does not want us to use the Chrome any more!
    Error code: 0x80070057
    Bye!

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  30. Same here. Still waiting for a fix google!!!!!! PLEASE???/

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  31. im trying from sudi arabia..why geole showing in arabic only..are the engineers in google "nuts" are they think oly arabs are use internet in gcc? who will explain the idiots in google about this situation

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  32. The links given in http://offlineinstallerspot.blogspot.com are working.

    I was searching for this type of website where I can find all the offline installers.

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