|need to know how to install Google Chrome w/Windows XP Service Pack 1. Can I purchase it?||beverlylem||8/12/10 1:11 PM|
Explain your issue in full detail here:
Google keeps telling me that I need to upgrade my browser, and that if I don't do it by September, they'll switch my gmail to an HTML view. I have tried to download Google Chrome, but keep being told that my system
(Windows XP 2002 Power Pack 1) will not accept it. How do I go about
upgrading? Is Google Chrome something I can purchase? These are
probably stupid questions, but I don't know the answers! I use Internet
Explorer 2002 to access Gmail and have Webroot antivirus software.
The Google toolbar is the only extra one I have.
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|Re: need to know how to install Google Chrome w/Windows XP Service Pack 1. Can I purchase it?||notovny||8/12/10 2:48 PM|
Google Chrome is free,
it's just that, if you're still running XP Service Pack 1, and haven't been updating, your operating system is so far out of date (XP Service Pack 1 was released almost eight years ago, and Google Chrome requires at least XP Service Pack 2) that it won't install. It is really fairly dangerous at this point to be online with an OS that still has vulnerabilities that were patched several years ago (Microsoft stopped releasing security patches for Service Pack 1 in '06). The current version of Windows XP is Service Pack 3.
I would suggest going to http://www.microsoft.com/update and following the instructions to install the update patches, which, assuming you've got a valid Windows install, will be free. If you are indeed still using XP Service Pack 1, it will take quite some time to patch to the current version, and and will probably involve at least a few hundred GB of patches that will be downloaded. And along the way, you'll be offered an upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, which is supported by GMail and the other google products going forward.
After which, should you choose to, you could install Google Chrome.
And though installing the patches will probably go fine, I'd nevertheless reccommend backing up your files on the computer beforehand, just to be on thesafe side.
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