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Can't Delete Google Chrome!

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August 28, 2012 12:28:24 PM

Hi recently i got a new computer and the first thing I did after getting it up and running was download Chrome. I used Chrome for a day and for some reason it became completely unresponsive, so i decided to reinstall it. After uninstalling and re-downloading i get a message saying it can't install because the directory is already in use. After a bit of web searching I found the remove chrome.zip but when I go to delete it it says I need administrator access(I am an admin) so after even more web searching I found the claim ownership.zip so after installing the Claim Ownership.zip I..... claimed ownership and tried to delete but yet again I still need admins access. Any ideas on what I can do?
I'm running a Windows 7 64x Home premium OP.

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August 30, 2012 5:52:22 AM

right click the chrome.zip, choose 'run as administrator'...hope this can help
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September 3, 2012 5:31:00 PM

Tony when I right click Chrome.zip there is no run as administrator option where can I find it?
four4magicparts When I run HKEY _ CURREN I get the remove chrome.zip where do I actually search the scopes?
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September 3, 2012 9:21:12 PM

IronGecko said:
Hi recently i got a new computer and the first thing I did after getting it up and running was download Chrome. I used Chrome for a day and for some reason it became completely unresponsive, so i decided to reinstall it. After uninstalling and re-downloading i get a message saying it can't install because the directory is already in use. After a bit of web searching I found the remove chrome.zip but when I go to delete it it says I need administrator access(I am an admin) so after even more web searching I found the claim ownership.zip so after installing the Claim Ownership.zip I..... claimed ownership and tried to delete but yet again I still need admins access. Any ideas on what I can do?
I'm running a Windows 7 64x Home premium OP.


Chrome will not run well on some systems.
Push control alt delete
click task manager
click processes tab
find any process running for Google chrome, and shut it off.
Highlight the Google process(es) on the list, then click "end process"
check the entire list for processes that might be running for Google.

After you have shut these processes down, close the task manager.
Now try delete Chrome, in the usual manner..

Another thing that might stop you is
if you are not the administrator of the computer...
if antivirus or other running security, windows defender, etc...is stopping the deletion.
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