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How to Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 (2 Methods)

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Introduction

Google Chrome is now the most popular browser. No wonder so many users want to install Google Chrome!

Options to Install Google Chrome in Windows 10

The 2 options to install Google Chrome in Windows 10 discussed in this guide are:

  1. Directly using Chrome installer
  2. With Group Policy

1
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Chrome Installer.

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This option is recommended if you are installing Chrome in a single PC. If you wish to deploy Google Chrome in company-wise use the second method in this guide…

Here are the detailed steps to install Google Chrome on a single Windows 10 PC.

  • Open Google Chrome page (link will open on Microsoft Edge). Then click Download Chrome.
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Chrome Installer.
  • Then click Accept and Install.
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Chrome Installer.
  • Finally, on the Here’s how you finish installing Chrome page, click Run.
  • Then wait for the installation to complete.
  • When Chrome is installed, it will automatically open.

2
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Group Policy

This second method is suitable for Windows Administrators that wish to deploy Chrome to a number of Windows 10 PCs at the same time.

Here are the tasks to complete:

  1. Create a Share Distribution Point to Store Chrome MSI
  2. Create a new GPO called “Deploy Chrome Browser” or whatever you wish to call it
  3. Assign the GPO to an AD container
  4. Assign Chrome MSI installer package for installation

This guide covers the detailed steps for tasks 1 and 4. For the steps to create a new GPO and assign it to an AD container, click the links in the tasks above.

Create a Share Distribution Point to Store Chrome MSI

The first step is to download Chrome MSI installer and save it in a shared folder. The shared folder is called a “Distribution Point”.

Here are the steps:

  • Click Download the latest Chrome Browser MSI package to open Chrome Enterprise page.
  • Then scroll down to the Download Chrome Browser section of the page. Beside the edition you wish to deploy, click Download. For this demo I will use the 64-bits version of Chrome.
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Group Policy
  • To begin download accept Google Chrome terms of service
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Group Policy
  • Then save the downloaded zip file to your computer…
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Group Policy
  • Finally, extract the zipped file: right-click the downloaded zipped file and select Extract All…then, select a path to extract the zip file to and click Extract.
Install Google Chrome in Windows 10 with Group Policy
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Assign Chrome MSI installer package for installation

After creating a shared distribution point, creating a GPO and assigning it to an AD container, the final step to install Google Chrome with Group Policy is to create and assign the MSI package.

Here are the detailed steps:

  • Login to a Domain Controller and open Server Manager.
If you Enabled RSAT for Active Directory in Windows 10 you should be able to perform this task from your Windows 10 PC.
  • From Server Manager, click Tools. Then select Group Policy Management.
  • When Group Policy Management editor opens, under Computer Configuration expand Policies. Then expand Software Policies.
  • To create a new MSI package, right-click Software installation. Then point to New and select Package.
  • At the folder path browser that opens, in the File Name field type the UNC of the shared Distribution Point you created earlier. Then click Open.
  • Open Installers folder. Then select GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi and click Open (see the second image below).
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  • The Deploy Software screen will open with Assigned selected by default. Click OK.
  • The packaged will take a short time to be created. When it is created, click Software installation. The package will be displayed in the detailed pane.
When the computers in the AD container the GPO is assigned updates the policy, they will be forced to install Google Chrome.

Conclusion

This guide covers the 2 methods you can use to install Google Chrome in Windows 10. One of them should be suitable for you!

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