jfitzpatrick at April 4th, 2014 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/186330/how-to-fix-and-adjust-automatic-updating-in-google-chrome/
By default, Google Chrome automatically updates itself to make sure you’re running the safest and best optimized version of Chrome. Sometimes the auto-update process hiccups, however, and you need to manually adjust it. The process is more complicated than it should be, but don’t worry: we’re here to walk you through it.
harv at April 4th, 2014 08:24 — #2
I seem to recall that you can't access the Group Policy Editor in W7 Home Premium so there are going to be a lot of frustrated readers. I think it's the same with W8.
geek at April 4th, 2014 11:30 — #3
That's a really good point. We'll have to dig up the registry keys involved.
The good thing is that most people won't have this problem, so regular users shouldn't be messing around with these settings.
jfitzpatrick at April 4th, 2014 12:07 — #4
Thanks for reminding me of that Harv; I've updated the article to point at the appropriate Google help files for users that need to manually edit the registry.
harv at April 4th, 2014 12:29 — #5
Like much else in Windows, the Group Policy Editor exists in Home Premium but is disabled, there is a way to switch it on but I think that it's best if left alone for all but those bothered to find out how.
clintonev24 at April 4th, 2014 13:08 — #6
Not sure if this is the same as the "Updates Disabled by Administrator" problem or not, but if it is then this will fix it:
I have seen this many times. The easiest fix I have found is a simple registry edit.
Browse to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Updates
Change "UpdateDefault" Value from 0 to 1
then retry updating Google Chrome
jfitzpatrick at April 4th, 2014 14:54 — #7
Hopefully that works for most people; unfortunately that didn't work for me, alas, which is how I ended up calling on the group policy templates to rectify the problem.
ianbon at April 4th, 2014 16:14 — #8
I just uninstalled/re-installed Chrome. Much less technical! All my bookmarks were synched through to IE so after re-installing I synched them back again.
childnode at April 7th, 2014 01:19 — #10
unfortunatly this doesn't work for the error:
Error on Update (Error: 3)Error while searching for Updates: Update-Check can't be started. Errorcode: 3: 0x80040154 -- system levelThis seems to be caused by "higher" restrictions in company self-made chrome builds.
jfitzpatrick at April 14th, 2014 06:41 — #11
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