How to Install Google Chrome on Windows 11

Looking for a Google Chrome setup file download for Windows 11?. This page has valuable information about downloading, installing, and configuring Google Chrome on Windows operating systems.

Windows 11 for Chrome

To download Google Chrome for Windows 11, go to google.com/chrome

Google Chrome is the world’s favorite browser. Google has an open-source project called Chromium, and Chrome is Chromium + Google’s exclusive features like sync, autofill, and more.

Download Chrome for Windows 11

The newest version of Microsoft Windows is here.

Note: Google Chrome is no longer officially supported on Windows XP. I recommend upgrading to a newer version of Microsoft Windows to continue using Chrome and get all the new features and security updates.

Windows 11 is a big update for Microsoft (and that’s why they skipped the number 9, to make the point). Their effort is to make Windows a platform in this multi-screen world and prepare it for the Internet of things era. There is even a new default web browser named Edge (more on that later).

I downloaded and installed Windows 11 when it came out as a Tech Preview and started using Google Chrome on it right away. I completed the Installation without any issues or errors. There are no surprises yet, apart from minor tweaks that come with Windows 11.

It will be interesting to watch the improvements Google will bring to Chrome to use any new feature that Windows 11 offers to applications. For example, will they do something with the live tiles?

You can download the same Windows installer available at google.com/chrome to install Chrome on Windows 11. I could get Chrome working on my Windows 11 PC within minutes.

Now that your Google Chrome web browser download is done, let us look at some of the things you can do with your new favorite browser.

Install Chrome for Windows 11

Here are the steps to install Google Chrome on your Windows 11 computer.

  1. Go to google.com/chrome and click Download Chrome.
  2. On the popup, click Accept and Install.
  3. Your browser will now download the Google Chrome installer. Click Save to download and save the installer file.
  4. After the download is complete, double-click the installer. Click “Run
  5. If a prompt appears asking for permission to install, click Yes. Google Chrome will now complete the remaining download and install it.
Google Chrome is downloading.

Make Chrome Default Browser

You find our guide to making Chrome your default browser here. That guide provided you with multiple options to make Chrome your default browser. Here is one example from there:

  1. Go to settings in Chrome, (click the settings icon or open chrome://settings)
  2. Search for “Default Browser”
  3. Click “Make Chrome my default browser”
  4. And you are done.

Google Chrome Slow on Windows 11

Here are some troubleshooting steps to try when Chrome starts working slowly and loading pages slowly. I have collected a bunch of fixes here. Try them out; I am sure one of these will work for you.

This guide is organized into operating-system-specific steps for Windows, Linux, OS X, and Chrome OS. Try the steps listed in the “All operating systems” section first before trying OS-specific steps.

All Operating Systems

  1. Try the incognito window ( CTRL + SHIFT + N ). This launches Chrome without any extensions if you haven’t enabled them on incognito mode). If Google Chrome is working better in this mode, the culprit is extensions. Try disabling them one by one and find out which one is the troublemaker.
  2. Go to Chrome Settings > Advanced Settings > Privacy and uncheck “Predict network actions to improve page load performance“. This seems to be helping in some cases. Give it a try.
  3. Try clearing browser data, history, cache, etc from settings.
  4. Search for “Reset browser”. This will reset the Chrome profile to default settings.
  5. From chrome://flags, try resetting all flags to default.

Windows

  1. Open up the task manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc).  Click the processes tab and look for something that looks like Browser Manager.  If you have it, try googling for directions on how to remove it.  Restart your computer after the uninstall. This should fix the issue for you.
  2. Similarly, look for a program called BrowserProtect. Remove it, restart your computer and try again.

Google Chrome Slow to Start

If Google Chrome is slow on startup, here is something that you can try:

  1. Try disabling all the extensions, and see if Chrome loads faster
  2. If you are opening Chrome with many tabs on the launch, reduce them
  3. Try (temporarily) disabling your antivirus software and if it is showing any improvement.
  4. Check your list of software installed on the PC. If you find any suspicious software, (Babylon, etc) uninstall and restart your computer.

Delete “User Data”

This is a bit tricky, but user jim38 on Google Help Forum has a solution that might help you. Be sure to take a backup of your bookmarks, as explained here.

  1. Choose Bookmarks/Bookmark Manager/Organize. 2. Export your bookmarks to an HTML file — somewhere you can find it. 3. Close Chrome. 4. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data (fill in your computer username) 5. Right-click on the User Data folder and rename it. I just add an X to the end of the name. 6. Restart Chrome, go to Bookmark Manager and import the bookmarks.

Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft has upped its browser game with an all-new browser, Edge. The browser leaves the Internet Explorer legacy and builds a new and modern browser from the ground up. Initial responses to the Edge browser have been positive. Hence, we can safely assume that tough competition awaits Google on the Windows platform.

People will check out Edge when it is available on Windows 11. There are plenty of Internet Explorer lovers still around, and Edge will be a blessing for them.

We will still use Edge or IE to download Chrome on our new Windows 11 computers for Chrome fans like you and me. We will have to wait and see how the rest of the world responds to this new competition.

Click these download links for 64 and 32 Bit versions of Google Chrome for Windows 11.

Note: These are official download links directly from Google. You can find additional download links here. Remember to download Google Chrome only from Google’s website.

Google Chrome 64-bit version is now available for all Windows users. This is a separate installer, so a particular download is different from the regular installer file. An offline installer is also available for Windows users who want to download and install Google Chrome.

64-Bit Chrome for Windows 11

You can download it from here. Next, click Download Chrome for another platform and choose Windows 11/8/7 64-bit. This should download the 64-bit installer. Note that it is the same installer for all supported Windows versions.

You can also download the 64-bit version of Chrome Canary for Windows from here.

Chrome Does Not Recognize Touch in Windows 11

Touch screen issues with Chrome and Windows 11? try this:

  1. Go to chrome://flags
  2. Look for the flag Enable Touch Events
  3. Enable Touch Events
  4. Restart Chrome.

How to minimize Google Chrome in Windows 11?

Click the Settings icon on the top right corner to go to settings. And from there, click Relaunch in Desktop Mode. Google Chrome will now restart into the normal mode. This is your regular Google Chrome (non-metro mode). Alt+F is your keyboard shortcut. I hope you got that fixed.

How do I get Chrome on Windows 11 to Show in a Resizeable Window?

Same answer as above. Alt+F is your keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, choose Relaunch in Desktop Mode from the Settings menu (the bacon icon).

How do I Exit Chrome Full-Screen Mode on Windows 11

The same answer again. It would be best if you exited out of the Metro Mode. Press Alt + F.

Pinch to Zoom

Pinch to Zoom is one of the most asked-for features of Google Chrome for Windows 8. This feature has been added to Google Chrome now. Enable the Enable Pinch flag to test this.

  1. Open chrome://flags/#enable-pinch on Google Chrome.
  2. From the dropdown list, select Enable
  3. Restart Google Chrome
  4. Try pinch to zoom now.

Uninstall Chrome from Windows Windows 11

You can quickly get to the Uninstall a Program window easily by pressing the Windows key and typing Uninstall in the search box. Once you reach this screen, look for Google Chrome and click Uninstall against it.

Google Chrome on Windows 11 – Download

It is just the same Google Chrome browser that you download from google.com/chrome. The download and installation went pretty smoothly. I use Chromesync, so getting everything back, including my extensions and passwords, was easy and smooth.

When you start downloading, Google first gives you a small file, which starts downloading the complete installer. A sort of download manager. Once the download is full, you can double-click the file to begin your Installation.

Unable To Download Google Chrome On Windows

Are you getting error messages while downloading Google Chrome? For example, “Installation failed due to unspecified error”? Here are some troubleshooting steps to try.

Google Chrome usually downloads a small file to your computer, which connects to the server and downloads the complete file. When you face issues with this traditional way of downloading Chrome, the complete offline installer is the first to try.

This offline installer download involves only one file and should resolve most of the issues associated with downloading and installing Google Chrome.

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  1. Seeing the taskbar in Metro mode is intentional. From the screenshot you are running the metro mode app on the desktop in a window. This is a new Windows 10 feature.

    I dunno how you would launch in full metro mode, you probably need to switch the start menu back to the start screen and launch it from there. I haven’t tried out the preview yet (I want to be able to dedicate enough time to set everything up the way I want it first).

    1. Also I didn’t do an update myself, since the Preview will stop working in April (and “stop working” usually means “starts blue screening every couple of hours until you do a clean install of a full Windows”).

  2. U have to run metro apps in full screen to get rid of the taskbar. Click on the 3 dots in the upper left corner and choose full screen.

  3. “It gives us the Metro Mode Chrome, but this time on Windows 10, I still see the Windows Task Bar at the bottom.

    I think that’s how Microsoft wanted it to look, because I can see the task bar when I use other Metro apps. May be this is a bug that they are yet to fix?”

    It’s to stay that way.
    Metro apps now run alongside Classic Windows apps on the desktop.

    It should only run differently on tablets.

  4. What on earth is the intended functionality of the top task bar? Apps already have “close” and “minify” in top right.
    This seems like a complete waste of vertical space. If we needed a top task bar we’d install Mac Os

  5. Did you use 32bit or 64bit?

  6. Having the taskbar remain up when running apps is one of the major IMPROVEMENTS of Windows 10. Unless you are running on a tablet device, people rarely want an application to be full-screen edge to edge. That option exists in Windows 10, but thankfully is not the default and forced upon every app.

    1. So, do you think Chrome can provide an option to open it without the close button? Because, Google can give a Chrome OS like UI with that (+ metro mode)

      1. Has anyone been able to test if Google Chrome’s Windows 8 mode works on the newest Windows 10 build?

        1. Yes and it doesn’t work

  7. Running 64 bit Chrome and Win10. So far it has been pretty smooth. Needed do download a driver for an old Epson 1670 and company provided anti-virus Symantec Enterprise Protection won’t yet run. I needed to manually update March 2015 updates for Win10. It might have done this automatically but I did not wait.

    1. Was you able to run Chrome in ‘Windows 8 Mode’ by any chance?

  8. is it official google chrome or you guys just tweaked chrome to look like win 10 themed chrome ??

    1. This is original Chrome.

  9. I know this story is a bit old. But I have downloaded the 64 bit chrome. there is no option that says ‘relauch in windows 8 mode’ and yet every site says that to get the metro UI to hit the little bars in the corner click that option. there is no such option. in that menu. is it hidden somewhere else, or is it no longer possible?

  10. did anyone notice the small letters in the corner of windows 10 instal sreen “may apply to the Internet access fees”???

    1. Yes, and what? ‘-‘

  11. Its not working for me

    1. What’s the error, can you provide more details please?

  12. I have just finished installing Windows 10, free download for Win 8.1 owners. AND can open Google Chrome, but none of the pages will load …. HELP please

    1. Same problem and relaunch in Windows 8 mode does not work! Anyone ? Help please!

    2. If you find out PLEASE let us know. I feel like we were scalped!!!! Thanks for posting so quick. I agree……HELP QUICK!! please -Sue S.

    3. I’m having the same issue…Anyone find the solution yet??? Thanks in Advance 🙂

    4. Lol, here almost any page load in Edge instead of Chrome. oO

    5. My problem is that web.whatsapp.com doesn’t work. While I am able to send this message through the laptop, that particular page says no internet connection….
      Anyone else who finds a solution for this please let me know. Thanks

      1. Logout and login again from your PC where it is not working. Configure it again. I had the same trouble (not on Windows 10) and got it fixed this way.

        1. Thank you very much. I have logged out and I cannot even get the QR code to scan now 🙁

    6. You have to go to the Google Chrome icon (shortcut). Right click , properties, compatibility. In ‘compatibility mode’ un-click the box for ‘run this program…’

      1. I don’t see the properties after my right click.. Is that just me?

        1. Try to uninstall Chrome by going to Start, then settings. then search in find setting ‘remove program’ and select “change or remove program’. Find Google Chrome and uninstall. Then using Microsoft Edge, search for Google Chrome. An install.It will create and Google Chrome” icon on your desktop. Then right click , properties, compatibility. In ‘compatibility mode’ un-click the box for ‘run this program…’

          1. if I uninstall my previous chrome and install the google chrome canary, will it still have my saved passwords and bookmarks?

            1. You should because that stays with you email account.

      2. It works. Thank you Dan

      3. thank you so much, Dan..

        1. what version of Windows and chrome are you using?

      4. Thank you Dan. Your answer solved the problem

  13. right click on google app. – properties – compatibility tab – uncheck run on windows 8 – it should then work !

    1. We put a CHROME Shortcut on the desktop, and each we want to use the Chrome Browser it’s a Right-Click and Run As Administrator. Not so bad when you get used to it. We have gotten used to it bcuz for us that’s the way it was with 8.1 and fracking works the same way now.

    2. That did it, your a life save thanks

  14. well now that the final windows 10 is out it seems there is no more windows 10 mode. i cant find it in 32bit chrome nor 64bit chrome :/

  15. so I cant use chrome on windows 10. I had a 32-bit and when I opened chrome, the app launched but no webpage was being displayed. even the settings menu didn’t open. then later, chrome became unresponsive and shut down. I tried uninstalling and reinstalled. nothing happened. one of my friends told to try the 64-bit version, yet even that did nothing. somebody please help me because I’m stuck with Microsoft edge. All help will be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. You can download the 64 bit version of Chrome Canary in here: http://www.google.co.in/intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html
      Try it! It works for me 🙂

    2. Try adding a new administrator account and changing the current administrator account to a user account. Don’t know why, but it worked for me.

      1. Interesting. Chrome (32-bit} is the default on my system. I do have a user account, but when I use it, nothing happens. Most of the time I can make it work by opening Chrome as Administrator from within the user account, but even though it is the default app, it will not open when the program is closed and I click a link external to the browser, nothing happens.So sadly, I am using Edge, right now, and I don’t like it one bit.

  16. After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, Google Chrome did not work. After looking all over the internet noting worked. Then I went in to properties of Google Chrome, and un-clicked the Windows 8 compatibility, and Chrome worked.

    1. That would work if when you right click Settings to go in there it would show up, but when you click on settings, the window opens nut is blank. This will definitely hurt Microsoft if people can’t use the other browsers they have grown a custom to !

      1. You have to go to the Google Chrome icon (shortcut). Right click , properties, compatibility. In ‘compatibility mode’ un-click the box for ‘run this program…’
        BTW. Microsoft does not care for any one else.

    2. This worked for me too.
      The only other two steps I had to do,
      1. scan for viruses.
      2. Restart.
      It was all there! and everything working as before.

  17. Unable to launch any pages in google chrome after installing windows 10. What’s happen team google, please help !

  18. Guys!!! I was having the same issues as some of you when I upgraded to Win 10, and then I decided to ditch Chrome and tried installing Google Canary and it seems to work just as fine… Hope this helps 🙂

  19. Here how to fix the Chrome windows 10 issue. Remove previous version of Chrome and reinstall Chrome. After the installation right click on the shortcut -> properties – > compatibility -> click on ‘Run compatibility troubleshooter’ and follow the steps. That’s all – Windows 10 will fix the issue for you. Enjoy

    1. Only problem is that Windows 10 will not let you uninstall Chrome form the upgrade. It says close all windows in Chrome on Windows 8 before uninstalling. Kind of hard to do when you already did the upgrade don’t ya think !

      1. In this case you need to use Windows task manager by right clicking on the ask bar and kill the Chrome process. This will stop all running Chrome processes. Also ‘Chrome Canary’ works but I prefer to use the original version of Chrome.

        1. This is exactly what I had to do before I could reinsatll Chrome and it DID work. Chrome does now work for me on Win10

    2. It may well be that Microsoft Edge is your “Wow” factor but it’s not much use when you want to see everything on all of your platforms, i.e. my laptop, my tablet and my android ‘phone. Can you tell me how my Edge Bookmarks would be synched on those other daily use items? No?
      Anyway, thanks for your help on the Chrome not working in W10 which is my problem and why I visited.

  20. For anyone upgrading to the New Windows 10 and if you are using Google Chrome as a browser. If you were using Chrome in Windows 8.1 after upgrading to Windows 10 it will not work so just be aware ! To solve this issue, you can Download Google Chrome Canary (Version :46.0.2471.0) 64 Bit. It worked for me and was mentioned in another post by (Anna Zdunkiewicz) to try and it worked ! I am sure Google or Microsoft will correct this issue in the future. You can get Chrome Canary at http://www.google.co.in./intl/e or go to google.co.in./intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html

    1. if I uninstall my previous chrome in windows 7 and install the google chrome canary, will it still have my saved passwords and bookmarks?

      1. You will have to log back into Chrome using the log on name and password that you used when you signed up, but yes when you sign in everything will be as you left it. That is one good thing about Chrome. The only way all your bookmarks and such would be gone is if you cancel the account. Hope this helps !

        1. I have uninstalled the old chrome and downloaded and installed the chrome canary but still it wouldn’t open chrome. And when I try to right click for the properties of the chrome canary, it says COM surrogate has stopped working. 🙁

  21. I just rolled back to 8.1 until they get it fixed although every time I check for updates my computer wants to download windows 10 again.

  22. From installing Windows 10, there has only been one day when Google Chrome worked perfectly. First of all the touchscreen didn’t work on Chrome, though it did for any other app. Then Chrome did not launch at all. At the moment I’m forced to use Microsoft Edge. I was going to reinstall Chrome, but realise there is not yet a version for Windows10.

    1. having the same screen issue. cant seem to use the touch screen but it works on edge. argggg!!

      1. I have a surface 2 8.1 RT and chrome. I have been toying with downloading Windows 10. I recently bought a chrome book and when I read on a chromneboiok description that you could download to windows 10 I did a search and landed here, My new chromebook box is not even opened yet it is a toshiba chrome book 2. I was sad to read that chrome DOES NOT support touch screen. I feel like I jumped the gun buying a chrome book before researching it. It will remain in the box untouched until I decide what to do. I also like touch and have gotten very use to it. So you are able to use touch on microsoft stuff but not chrome from my understanding,

    2. I don’t care about the touchscreen, but I *do* care about the fact that Chrome started running like 27 copies on STARTUP and constantly in the background. I have gotten a ton of great advice and had set up some nice protection for my new Win10 computer using Chrome w/ plug-ins, but at this moment, after a forced factory reset caused mostly by MS “support” banging around on my desktop but certainly STARTED b/c of a chrome update that installed like Windows 10 updates –> without asking you or considering what you might be doing at that moment (despite me having worked very hard to make it at least bend to my will regarding downloads. Windows downloads were doing what I asked: asking me, but Chrome barreled in & just started a huge mess w/ all sorts of nonsense.) NO WAY am I going to willingly subject myself to MS support again just to use Chrome. They are going to need to figure out how to handle the updates, which have changed drastically, and sadly – it is clear that both MS and the various PC companies (in my case, HP) do not really understand the ins and outs of Win10 like they should. I got more help from HowToGeek than any official support that I am under warrantee to use freely.

  23. I installed chrome on Win10 and it is working fine. One thing I found is that some apps toolbars dissapear but when you hover your mouse over it, it will highlight the option you hover. It has to do with the way Win10 handles contrast colors. You will see an example when using CorelDraw. But Corel has an update that fix that.

  24. I don’t know if I made the right choice to change to Windows 10 maybe I wasn’t ready to so many changes. The hardest thing is in chrome and my Wi-Fi conection both have had some ishues, also my touchscreen in some apps. But it only takes for me to get used to this new Windows.

  25. I am getting a message error when it try to install chrome on windows ten. I get this error message.0x8004071b. What does that mean. When I downloaded Windows ten for some reason I could not go on line. Best Buy backed up my computer to an external hard drive. When I picked up my computer we tried to install Chrome on to the computer and it would not work. What can I do.

  26. I upgraded to Windows 10 and installed Chrome. Everything works great but I cannot download any file through Chrome! Every time I have to open IE to download a file. I assume this is because of conflicts caused by new features in Windows 10. Any thought?

  27. i have the same issue here I cant use chrome once I updated my os to windows 10 ive tried reinstalling it but it didn’t work it always got stuck at the connecting to the internet part ive tried using canary but it didn’t work either does anyone have the solution thanks in advance 😀

  28. I cant even get the google page to load. Chrome does not work. I am having connection issues. how can I roll back to my windows 8? I cant deal with all this stuff not working on my laptop. like seriously I go to google and its says Hmm cant seem to find that.. What???

  29. videos don’t load on google chrome since i installed windows 10,
    only youtube videos load but the audio keep stuttering
    there’s some way i can fix that?

    1. I’ve been looking for that very answer as well Mercy. Since you posted 17 days ago and haven’t received any feed back I’m guessing they haven’t figured one out yet.

  30. when I reinstall Chrome, but he show :
    “Unable to connect the internet. If u use a firewall, please whitelist GoogleUpdate.exe”.
    what that’s mean ? my internet connected, anyone help me solve ?

  31. windows forces u to use Microsoft edge in windows 10.internet explorer and chrome doesn’t work.btw,installing chrome also fails on windows 10.it gets stuck on connecting to internet

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  33. dan can you help me how can i unsinstall my google chrome because im using now a window 10 and not compatible now, everytime i uninstall the google chrome this is the reply ” Please close all google chrome windows and try again ”

    can you help me to solve this?

  34. My issue is with downloads. Most of the time downloads just dont work / start and I had issue with browser freeze. Constantly. That I fixed (I think) by disabling flash.

  35. I can’t use google and have lost my photo editing program. Everyone keeps saying Windows 10 is great, but it is making me pretty unhappy. XP was the last really good program for Windows.

  36. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t seem to find an answer. I can not play videos others post in my FaceBook news feed since updating to windows 10. Also some Youtube videos will not load. I would REALLY appreciate an answer.

  37. I got an update for windows 10 last night and Chrome stopped working, already reinstalled it and looked for a fix or something but not working. I don’t want to remain attached to edge. Please get a fix for this.

  38. Google Chrome worked perfectly for me after installing Windows 10 back on August 3. It worked consistently until August 31 when the latest of several updates arrived from Windows. First, Chrome was alright, but I began to have issues with Windows 10 itself. Opening up “This PC” resulted in a failure to display active icons of the various partitions and external drives. Also photos would not display correctly in their folders. The 64 bit Windows 10 Professional was affected in this way first, but Google Chrome still worked. Then around September 2 there were issues with Google Chrome but only in the 64 bit environment. The 32 bit environment worked fine on either networked PC running Windows 10 or 7 until Friday, September 4. Now I can no longer use Google Chrome at all across the entire network. I uninstalled Chrome, but when I try to reinstall from the original download it fails. If I re-download and install Google Chrome it downloads, then it installs, but then it immediately crashes. Why it worked for a month and now not all all is a complete mystery.

    1. I have the exact same problem – worked fine initially, then got really slow/crashed loads after about a month and now it just won’t open at all. Reinstalled it and no change. I refuse to conform and switch to using edge and am only using it till Chrome sorts this problem out!!

  39. installed window 10 from 8.1 but i am having problems with downloading new updates for for other hard and soft ware

  40. I had to uninstall Chrome after the upgrade and when I tried to reinstall it, I get an “unspecified installation error” and it will not install. Anyone else run into this and/or know a fix for it? It does not matter which browser I try to get the download from (Firefox, IE, Edge, etc.), I get the same message when trying to install. Help!

  41. My guess is that Microsoft have ensured that Chrome is as difficult as possible to load/use in order to drive customers into the arms of Edge.

  42. Well I’m so surprised to hear of the many complaints and issues everyone is having. I would like to report that I have had not one issue with Windows 10 working with Google Chrome. I think that it can depend on what you use your PC for as to how good it works or not too.

  43. In this case you need to use Windows task manager by right clicking on the ask bar and kill the Chrome process. This will stop all running Chrome processes. Also ‘Chrome Canary’ works but I prefer to use the original version of Chrome.

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