Fix: stand alone / offline update Chrome 52 to Chrome 54 doesn’t seem to work

I could run the offline / standalone Google Chrome 54 installer, but when I started Chrome after the installation, it was still Chrome 52, turned out Chrome 54 was added too the Program Files folder as: new_chrome, when I removed the chrome.exe and renamed the new_chrome.exe to chrome.exe the problem was resolved:

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Autofill issues: This is the first time, Chrome disappoints me

When I set the attribute “autocomplete” to the value “off” on a form element, I expect Chrome, to NOT autofill fields in the form, but that’s not the case.

 

Even if you also add the autocomplete attribute to the input element with value “off”, this is not the case.

 

To get it working I had to add autocomplete=”off” to the form tag and add autocomplete=”new-password” to the <input type=”password” /> field.

Fixing Google Chrome 39 update error: Update failed (error: 7)

When updating Google Chrome 39 64 bit on Windows 8.1 I was getting the error:

Update failed (error: 7) An error occurred while checking for updates: Google Chrome or Google Chrome Frame cannot be updated due to inconsistent Google Update Group Policy settings. Use the Group Policy Editor to set the update policy override for the Google Chrome Binaries application and try again; see http://goo.gl/uJ9gV for details.

 

To solve this problem:

  • Close all Google Chrome instances
  • Start > Run > regedit
  • Find and open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update\

If you have the following values listed under the above key then all attempts to update Google Chrome and/or Google Chrome Frame will fail:

  • Update{8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}
  • Update{8BA986DA-5100-405E-AA35-86F34A02ACBF}

In my case it was only: Update{8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}

After removing this registry key and restarting Google Chrome I was able to update to Chrome 40

Tip: Can’t sign out of Office 365 with Google Chrome

When accessing https://outlook.office365.com I was getting a error message that I was signed in with an other account and I had to sign out. I think this was caused by the fact, that I have a private “live” e-mail and a work e-mail on “office 365”. But everything worked again, by following the steps at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2507767

 

Step 4: fixed my problem

 

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Nice one Microsoft: Internet Explorer 9 will not let me download Visual Studio 11, but Google chrome will.

When I click to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2011 on MSDN in IE 9, the MSDN Subscriptions Download Manager starts and when I click the [Save] button in the "Save As" dialog box:

 

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The error [The requested file is not available for download. Contact the author of the page that contains the link. This download will be canceled.] appears.

 

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Well in Google Chrome, the download just starts ?!