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    • #129157 Reply


      I am in Group B Windows 7 & discovered awhile back that Chrome was not updating. I uninstalled/reinstalled Chrome so I would have the most current version. I still cannot check for updates manually without getting: Update check failed to start (error code 3 : 0 x 80004002 – system level). It used to be that Chrome would check for updates, apply them & confirm I had the most current version. Now I get a User Control window that opens asking me if I want the following program to make changes to this computer – never got that before. When I say “yes”, I get the error.

      I had tech support check my computer. Suggestion was that it was a Windows Operating System issue with Chrome and thought KB4025341 (July Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 x64) might correct the issue. I have already installed KB4025337 (July Security Only).

      Has anyone else had this problem or have any ideas for a fix?

      Thx – Gail

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    • #129163 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      I found this on one of the forums after reading through “uninstall/reinstall” and “remove with Revo” that didn’t work. I don’t use Chrome, but it’s worth a try.

      If it happens again, try running  GoogleUpdate.exe /RegServer (elevated command prompt)  from the Google update directory (mine was C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update). This fixed the issue for me.

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      Thx for the suggestions. So far, no fix.

    • #129434 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I don’t know what I did but my Chrome is build 60.  The last time I looked it was  Build 59,  so I assume that it is auto updating.  The settings section of chrome 60 is very different from the Build 59. I couldn’t find a box for check  for the newst Build.

    • #129438 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Found the update block. Go into settings and go to About  Google Chrome , when you open that there are two large boxes on the page.  I clicked on the version line and chrome started updating.  The newest version of Chrome for Windows 7 ,SP 1, x 64 Home Premium is Build Version 60.0.3112.101 (Official Build) (64 Bit)

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        Reply to Brian L.

        It is from the About Google Chrome box you referred to that I get the error when I try to manually check for updates. I do have the current version due to the fact that I uninstalled/reinstalled Chrome. Chrome usually automatically updates, but if you go to About Google Chrome to say, check the current version, that should automatically start a check for updates & alert you to the version you have.

    • #130908 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I just check that little box because it gives me chrome updates and it takes about 2 minutes or less for whole process.

    • #130911 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I just check that little box because it gives me chrome updates and it takes about 2 minutes or less for whole process. I had the latest already installed. When I initially installed the latest version I was 2 versions behind. I went to Google Chrome website and downloaded the latest version, that was 5 months ago. All my pages and etc were added to the new version.

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