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    Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « on: February 11, 2011, 08:54:08 PM »
    Does anyone know if you can do "Windows Update" through Google Chrome browser? Ojas
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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 03:54:20 PM »
    No, Windows Update is only for Operating System related updates. To update Google Chrome, hit the wrench, then "About Google Chrome"

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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 06:39:04 PM »
    He means will it run on another browser i believe...
    And the answer is no.
    Use IE.
       
     
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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 06:56:58 PM »
    Or just use the separate standalone Update applet.

    The last Version of windows that required IE- or a browser at all- for updates was either windows 98SE or Windows 2000. XP,Vista, and 7 have their own specific programs for managing updates and the downloading and installation of updates.
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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 07:34:18 PM »
    I thought XP needed IE and ActiveX for updating...
       
     
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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 07:37:30 PM »
    Yeah, when I launch windows update on my XP computer, IE opens.
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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 09:14:59 PM »
    Just checked, seems that it only downloads important/critical/security updates. It does so without requiring ActiveX or IE; those are pretty much reserved for the "optional" updates that are (IMO) entirely useless. The funny thing is the ActiveX Control could have easily just been made a standalone executable. They just artificially coupled it to both the site as well as to their browser for- obvious reasons. At least Vista and 7 have the entire thing decoupled. You can get a similar applet for XP (separate, lists available updates, etc) here.

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    Re: Windows updating with Google chrome browser
    « Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 03:59:51 PM »
    He means will it run on another browser i believe...

    Seems like I was reading too fast. Thanks.