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Google Chrome not installed on standard user account.

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January 21, 2012 1:24:31 AM

Hi all, I created a standard user account for my kid. He likes Chrome. I can't send a short cut to his desktop. Do I need to install again on that profile? Seems odd!

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a c 243 $ Windows 7
January 21, 2012 2:14:50 AM

Did you verify that Chrome is indeed not installed in your son's profile and may just be missing the shortcut on his desktop?

Also, you could install from his profile as the administrator, but that should not be necessary. Check his programs (click the ol' start button and look at the installed apps) first.
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January 21, 2012 2:19:05 AM

If it's installed and working on your profile, just take a shortcut and go to start-->computer-->C:-->users-->your son's profile-->desktop-->and paste the shortcut there.
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January 21, 2012 8:55:38 PM

Tried that. No icon on desktop.
I did a search for chrome.

3 files come up.

1. Google Chrome C:\Users\mark\desktop
2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin
3. C:\Programs Files(86)\Steam\resource\layout

If i click the file desktop (1) i get a message The item "Chrome exe" that the short cut refers to has been changed or moved so it will no longer work. do u want to delete?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2012 4:33:52 AM

Does it still launch from your profile? If not, you'll need to reinstall it.

You could also log onto his profile, and run the browser, and the installer, as the administrator.
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January 22, 2012 5:47:45 PM

I copied and pasted (not moved) the shortcuts from my users desktop to his, for Chrome and a number of other applications.
They were all then available and accessible on his desktop except for Chrome. So as you mentioned, I installed Chrome from his profile with Administrative permission. I guess its a way Windows7 enables different sets of bookmarks and such on Chrome for different profiles. Do you agree?
Thanks for your help.

Also, even though I installed it again I don't think it was an actual full installation
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a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2012 7:57:10 PM

You're correct. Each user will have their own browser profile.

gerry410 said:
Also, even though I installed it again I don't think it was an actual full installation


How so?
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January 22, 2012 9:22:55 PM

aford10 said:
You're correct. Each user will have their own browser profile.



How so?

There was not any "Accept terms of use" stuff.
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January 22, 2012 9:42:25 PM

Did you re-download the installer, or just use the same installer?
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January 23, 2012 2:34:00 AM

I'm not sure now, but the installed programs Google Chrome install date is 01/15/2012. So I don't think I downloaded a new installer.
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January 23, 2012 3:01:44 AM

That would do it.
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January 29, 2012 3:21:08 AM

Best answer selected by gerry410.
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January 29, 2012 3:29:24 AM

Thanks for the vote :) 
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January 29, 2012 3:04:29 PM

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