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Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. psarkar70 1/8/09 7:37 AM
Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. FIREBIRD-LS7 1/16/09 9:18 AM
I am having the same error message. "installation failed. The google chrome installer failed to start."
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Bapabooiee 1/16/09 10:16 AM
Oh man... I remember having this problem, too. I wasn't in the mood to really trouble-shoot this problem, (my solution is not recommended) so I just searched my file system for any & all files that seemed related to Google and Google Chrome, and deleted all those file. I also searched the registry for any Chrome/Google-related keys/values, and deleted those.

And that fixed that little annoying "Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start." error right up. It was a dumb, blunt solution... but it worked. Again, totally not recommended. But that's how I did it.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. quickgrits 1/17/09 9:35 AM
i am having the same problem. In the past i have uninstalled & reinstalled chrome 3 times with no problem.  Today it won't onstall keep getting instalol failed; google chrome installer failed to start HELP
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Mahfuj24 5/12/09 1:03 PM
I have the anser, run it as administrator!!!
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. MedinaSoft 12/15/09 12:16 PM
ok so Bapabooiee has the right idea here..  he went a bit overboard but he did solve the problem

the problem lies with GoogleUpdate.exe, its either a bad download, corrupt file or whatnot

so the solution is to just delete Google Update (it's not necessary to delete registry or any other info)
follow these steps (it's just a copy paste from http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=142063 which is a related problem in my case)

# Go to Start menu > Run.
# Enter one of the following directories in the text field, depending on your operating system:

    * Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
    * Windows Vista: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\

# Click OK.

once in that folder locate and delete `Update` Folder and you are done

now run the installer again and you will be able to install.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. All In 1/29/10 10:52 AM
MedinaSoft, there was no such folder in the location you specified and the installation still fails.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. eaghassi 12/24/10 10:28 AM
I had the same problem as All In.  Started Bapabooie's fix.  Found that the culprit was C:\ProgramData\Google\Update
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. ereyez 4/28/11 5:10 AM
I had to uninstall the old version of google chrome and reinstall, it solve the problem for me.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Rob Al 5/22/11 3:11 PM
i followed this answer which fixed it for me:
http://www.google.com/support/installer/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=99415&ctx=share
which basically says:
1.Go to Start > Run
2.In the 'Run' window that appears, enter regedit in the text field and click the OK button.
3.In the 'Registry Editor' window, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Update\Clients\.
4.Right-click the directory '{430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D}'.
5.Select Delete from the menu that appears.
6.Close the 'Registry Editor' window.
7.Try installing the programme again

i got to it by clicking a "help me with this issue" link on the error dialog box - don't you have this?
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. me2kashif 5/23/11 8:56 AM
I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. MrGParticipator 5/31/11 6:02 PM
Indeed the "popular answer" solved it for me!
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. goyal.satyaprakash 6/6/11 12:14 PM
Resolve the Solution , you can install google Chrome Again go to step  by step
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. 88rangr 6/6/11 3:48 PM
Thanks, the first post  from Rob Al worked great!
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. hug5big7 7/10/11 10:41 AM
This answer didn't help. The program still will not open
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. praads 8/26/11 4:19 AM
Recently I got the same problem. After following the method of deletion from the registry it persisted.
Later I found out that Kaspersky was blocking google update which prevented from installing. So
regroup it to low restricted or allowing it will solve the problem
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. dr. bubba 9/27/11 10:26 AM
I tried:
1.Go to Start > Run
2.In the 'Run' window that appears, enter regedit in the text field and click the OK button.
3.In the 'Registry Editor' window, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Update\Clients\.
4.Right-click the directory '{430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D}'.
5.Select Delete from the menu that appears.
6.Close the 'Registry Editor' window.
7.Try installing the programme again

then restarted my (vista) system. next attempt to run the installer gets me a few seconds of the worm-graph then:
"installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start". I had been happily running Chrome for months before it crashed and refused to reload.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. angelaa1967 9/27/11 1:01 PM
Please help, I've tried everything on here. It still wont let me ire-install . I dont know what else to do.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. waseem81pk 11/30/11 9:43 PM
Att: "Rob Al"     wow... thanks ... it worked
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. newmanji 12/15/11 1:51 PM
My experience was different. Same error but nothing above fixed the problem. I searched the registry and did find a fix. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer > DisallowRun. I found 2 different instances of a Google Installer and deleted them.

The Chrome program installed just fine then.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. DavidIT 3/4/12 10:23 AM
The suggestion by Bapabooee was the only one which worked for me - the default recommended key did not exist. So to repeat the process, go to Regedit and export a copy of the registry. Then do Find (Ctrl-F3) 'Google' and right click to remove associated key. Use Find repeatedly removing each key right to the end of the list. Restart and try to download Google Chrome multi-user. Worked well for me and didn't need the copy of the registry, but better safe than sorry. Take care not to get too click happy as the next key will go very easily!
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Deja Vuo 5/25/12 7:11 AM
Thanks a lot Rob Al
its great works
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. mr.evros 7/2/12 6:45 AM
Rob's answer was OK for me.Thnx
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. tifrmo 8/9/12 11:01 AM
I had this same problem and this solution was the fix. What I don't understand is why the installer doesn't do this for me. Maybe next release.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. s4satya 8/19/12 12:36 PM
Thank u Rob Al, By the help of your info I successfully installed google crome in my pc
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. ankitmoradiya 8/24/12 12:15 AM
Rob Al Your Solution is worked for me.....Thanks a lot dear
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. kalpesh adhvaryu 9/2/12 11:12 PM
Thanks, though, i couldnt get the image at the toolbar,,,

please let me know if you got any solutions,

Kalp,

Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. @momodubyessence 9/7/12 3:35 AM
After downloading the installer, what next because my chrome isn't running yet
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. seonaresh 9/17/12 6:55 AM
This works 100% and worked for me also, thanks for posting

Naresh
SEO consultant
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. jemt 10/27/12 10:27 PM
Running as administrator did the trick. You have to download the installer using the link: "Retry here".
This link allows you to download the installer (ChromeSetup.exe). Then open the folder and right click on the installer and use the option "Run as Administrator.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. wazup932 12/7/12 7:27 AM

IF ALL ELSE FAIL's

just restart your computer and reload the operating system in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING

then install Chrome & restart again....

worked for me when all  the other didn't...

Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. frank randle 1/2/13 5:15 AM
why do i get a blank page saying untitled when i try to get google crome to install
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. danieltanguay 2/2/13 6:33 PM
Thanks jemt Admin solution worked for me too.
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Azarath 2/6/13 6:45 AM
I followed those steps but I don't have a folder called 'clients'. I can go up to the Update folder, but that's it. There's no folder called Clients. What do I do then?
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Danyal Khattak 2/9/13 3:03 AM
Well i dont know if the others who answer the quistions are true or not but my method is more simpler then any of them.....no offence
1. you only have to wait it out after several times it will eventually install it
thats it............
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Stymitblue 2/9/13 3:42 PM
same here no 'clients' in registry. Funny thing is, IE works fine...
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. hysen molloholli 2/12/13 12:11 PM
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. lucas baylon 2/18/13 5:53 AM
it's supposed to be exactly this numbers '{430FD4D0-B729-4F61-AA34-91526481799D}' because mind is different and i have two of those numbers so i dont knw which  one?? tnx
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Bossu 2/19/13 6:23 AM
i hawe Windows 7 ultimate on 64bit,i have the same eror,can you hellp me plese,i try everything what i see here,and in another forum,but ...nothing...i need this browser!tanks!
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Bossu 2/19/13 6:27 AM
i have windows 7 ultimate on 64 bit,i have the same eror on instalation (instalation failed.google chrome failed to start) i try everything what i see here,and in another forum but ..nothing...can you hellp me?tanks
Re: Installation failed. Google Chrome installer failed to start. Erik Burgess 3/17/13 12:28 PM
im with you Bossu i have the same message as you and have tried everything here and everything else ive found by googling the problem.  nothing seems to work. i deleted all the registries of google and all the files manually, after using revo unistaller.  i have no clients folder under policies (originally, i never deleted it).when i downloaded each of the 2 standalone installers they both were automatically set to "run as administrator".  It was working fine yesterday before it crashed > wouldnt open again> tried all this crap to fix.  I just want to use my fav browser.  but looks like im gonna have to switch back to myie2...
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