Download Google Chrome For 64 Bit Windows 8.1 and Offline Installer

Users with 64 bit operating system and hardware usually look for 64 bit applications to install. So, when you have Windows 8 64 bit, it is natural to look for Google Chrome 64 bit version.

But, is Chrome really available for 64bit version of Windows 8? Or even Windows 7 for that matter?

Google Chrome 64 bit Windows 8 Free Download

The simple answer is, Chrome does not have a 64 variant for the Windows platform. However, the normal 32 bit will work fine on the 64bit version of Windows 8, just as a 32bit app. Download it from here

“Neither Chromium nor V8 has a 64-bit version on the Windows platform right now. However, Chrome does run on 64-bit Windows as a 32-bit application. V8 should only need a small number of changes to build on the Windows platform.”

A 64-bit version of Chromium can be built on Linux by using the -Dtarget_arch=x64 flag on the GYP build system.  (This is the default on 64-bit Linux systems.)
The 64-bit version of  the V8 JavaScript engine used by Chromium can be built separately using the –arch=x64 flag in v8′s Scons build system. This works on both the Linux and Mac OS X platforms.

that’s how the chromium team has explained it on the project documentation. Considering the fact that other browsers have 64 bit versions available, I think its high time the team worked on a 64 bit

Native Client in Chrome on 64-bit Windows

 Download Google Chrome For 64 Bit Windows 8.1 and Offline Installer

Chrome runs as a 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows systems. Native Client inner sandbox on 64-bit Windows systems uses SFI and requires running the loader as a 64-bit process. This is a known problem and the team is working on it. There are many suggestions mentioned here and the primary one seems to be of creating a 64 bit version of Chrome for windows!

Stay tuned for more information on this. I have kept my eyes open for any news about Google Chrome team planning to release Chrome for 64 Bit processors.

Offline Installer for Windows 8.1

You can download the offline installer for Google Chrome 8.1 (again, 32-bit and 64-bit are the same installers) from here.