Google Chrome updates?


  1. Posts : 742
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    Google Chrome updates?


    I am running Google Chrome on my Windows 10 laptop and Chrome is suppose to update itself in the background automatically.

    For some reason, it only updates whenever I am in the About Google Chrome and then it updates. Is there a reason why this happens? Just as a note, I always close Chrome after my browsing is finished and then shutdown my laptop.
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  2. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Same for me....I just manually check once a month or somebody will post about a Chrome update. Then go get.
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  3. Posts : 742
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Its strange, I always thought that Chrome will update itself automatically in the background.
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  4. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    It's supposed to.....but I haven't seen it do that in years.
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  5. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    The new Chrome Edge has updated itself a few times so maybe MS have fixed that.
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  6. Posts : 34,880
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    There's this: - but not for the typical user..
    Manage Chrome updates (Windows) - Google Chrome Enterprise Help
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  7. Posts : 641
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    It does update automatically eventually. Once a channel is released you can manually check to trigger it right away, but if you don't, and just continue to use Chrome, it may take a week for Google to roll it out to all users. If you find it hasn't automatically updated in over two weeks you may have something on your system preventing Chrome's services from triggering the self-check updater. If that's the case you may want to check threads on Google Chrome Help.
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  8. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Chrome updates can be lazy. I usually spot there is an update on this forum and do it manually before Chrome updates!
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  9. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Mine often broke and I had to refresh the page for it to finish updating.
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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #10

    The default mechanism that Google relies on to update "in the background" is through at least two tasks that get created when Chrome installed.

    Check the Task Scheduler to see if they are missing, been disabled or are erroring out.


    You can also force run the task to see what it does when it's triggered and also check what exactly attempting to run and checking to see if the path and files referenced in the task exist.
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