Windows 10: Chrome will not launch when windows 8 mode selected. Solved

  1.    20 Mar 2015 #1

    Chrome will not launch when windows 8 mode selected.


    When you open Chrome and select re-launch in Windows 8 mode, it closes. It is then impossible to relaunch chrome unless you right click it and choose as run as admin.

    IUninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling is the only thing that worked.
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  2. Posts : 20,883
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Mar 2015 #2

    Hello Tuck, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Does setting compatibility mode back to default instead allow Chrome to work normally again?

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8
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  3.    20 Mar 2015 #3

    No, it did not work for me. I tried that before resorting to uninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling Chrome.
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  4. Posts : 20,883
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Mar 2015 #4

    Interesting. Thank you for posting your findings.

    You might also see if anything below may work.

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
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  5. Posts : 8,349
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Mar 2015 #5

    There's a few issues with this, one thing is that Chrome has to be your default browser.
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  6.    20 Mar 2015 #6

    Thought I'd try this and sure enough Chrome refuses to launch.

    Here is the steps needed to fix this:

    1. Open task manager and make sure there are no running instances of Chrome.
    2. Run regedit
    3. navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\Metro
    4. change launch_mode from 0 to 1

    Relaunch Chrome and it should be ok.
    Set it to default browser, close it.
    Relaunch again and it should still run.

    Original solution source: Google Groups
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  7.    21 Mar 2015 #7

    I wished win8 mode and desktop modd could work like it does on IE, no need to select "launch chrome in windows 8 mode" when set as default browser .
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  8. Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       21 Mar 2015 #8

    Kesto said: View Post
    I wished win8 mode and desktop modd could work like it does on IE, no need to select "launch chrome in windows 8 mode" when set as default browser .
    Am I missing something? IE doesn't launch in Metro mode any more does it? Which is presumably why chrome doesn't work in Metro mode either..
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  9.    21 Mar 2015 #9

    Google changed the way that worked from Metro mode to its own alternative desktop thing and its this newer iteration which isn't working.
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