Finding software in Microsoft Store

  1. Posts : 737
    windows 7

    Finding software in Microsoft Store

    Presently on Windows 10 Google Chrome does not work (does crazy things). I understand that Google submitted Chrome to Microsoft and is somewhere in the Microsoft store.

    As far as I can see there is no search function in the Microsoft store.

    How would I find Google Chrome in the Microsoft Store and actually download it my PC before installing it?

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 43,382
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I searched for this for you:
    google chrome in microsoft store

    I found:

    Google Chrome finally arrives in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 ... sort of [Updated] | Windows Central

    Google Chrome REMOVED from Windows 10 Store, and this is why |

    Note the first refers to the Store app as downloading the official browser!

    So just do a normal browser search for Chrome.

    I found this for you:

    It's just like 1000's of progs - download it, save it, install it.
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  3. Posts : 737
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    dalchina thanks for all your work and the information.0

    I went to that site and installed chrome from there. Alas it had the same problem. When opened, it timed out before loading.

    Microsoft really put the screws to Google Chrome
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  4. Posts : 43,382
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Stage by stage please.

    Did you download the file successfully?
    Did you save the exe file successfully? Can you see it in explorer?

    Did you then double click on it to start the installation?

    When opened, it timed out before loading.
    - please explain. What did you 'open'? What timed out? What stage does this represent?
    a. downloading
    b. starting the installation
    c. launching the browser once installed
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  5. Posts : 737
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    dalchina I went to that link and tried to download to my PC. It did NOT let me download to my PC, but I could run it. When I told it to run, it did install.

    I then rebooted and when it was full booted, I opened Google Chrome.

    Same old crap, it timed out before the first page was open.

    I guess I just have to wait until either Microsoft lets it work or Google gets a version that will work on Windows 10.

    It has become such crap shoot. I never know what to expect with Windows 10.
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  6. Posts : 14,214
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    Just to commiserate with you, I'm working on a client's Windows 7 w/SP1 Notebook with similar issues with Google Chrome. I did finally locate and download an offline installer for Chrome but it still will not update nor uninstall then install again. Chrome is not even listed in Programs and Features, appearing to being more serious issues. He doesn't yet want Windows 10 because his wife had problems with it on her Notebook.
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  7. Posts : 43,382
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    It did NOT let me download to my PC, but I could run it.
    In general, that's a browser configuration issue. You have to make sure your browser is configured to let you 'save as'.

    That may be a browser setting; I believe I had to add an add-on to Firefox.

    If I'm correct in your case, the same would apply to ANY download you attempt.
    (Try anything from as an example).

    Some users are clearly using Chrome in 1809- and others having problems:
    Bugs and issues of Windows 10 version 1809 - gHacks Tech News
    Chrome causing windows 1809 to crash consistently - Microsoft Community
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  8. Posts : 737
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    dalchina I will double check that and see, but I have downloaded other things to hard drive without any issues.
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  9. Posts : 737
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    dalchina I checked both IE and Edge to see how they were set. I followed these instructions:

    1.Open Internet Explorer, and then click on Tools > Internet Options > Security tab.
    2.Click the Custom level button.
    3.Scroll down to the Downloads heading and select Enable for automatic prompting, file downloads, and font downloads.
    4.Click OK, and when asked if you are sure, click Yes.
    5.Click OK.
    6.Close all Internet Explorer windows, and then re-open Internet Explorer and attempt the save or download a file.

    At 3. there was NO Downlads heading for "Enable for automatic prompting

    Beats heck out of me.
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  10. Posts : 737
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    After doing all that I just tried to down one of the free Office programs. I gave me the option to download to the hard drive. NO PRoblem.

    So that is not the problem.
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