How to install or uninstall the Google Chrome browser

Updated: 11/18/2022 by Computer Hope
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Google Chrome is a popular alternative to the default browsers that come preloaded with your computer such as Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. The following sections contain steps on how to install and uninstall the Google Chrome web browser.


Edge is the he default Internet browser for Microsoft operating systems, and Safari is the default Internet browser for macOS.


You don't need to have Google Chrome to access the Google search engine, Gmail, or any other Google service. All of these services work in all browsers.

Install Google Chrome

  1. Open your Internet browser and go to the Google Chrome download page.
  2. Click the Download Chrome button in the center of the page.
  3. Once the download has completed, click Run or the downloaded file itself (usually in the lower-left corner of your browser window).
  4. Follow the prompts to install Google Chrome.

How to open and run Google Chrome

Once Chrome is installed, it's run like any other program installed on your computer. For example, in Microsoft Windows, click the Chrome icon, or if the Chrome icon is not seen, click Start and type Chrome.

Uninstall Google Chrome

  1. Open the Control Panel or press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and then press Enter.
  2. Under the Programs section, click the Uninstall a program link.

Uninstall link in Control Panel

  1. Find and select the Google Chrome program in the list.
  2. Click the Uninstall/Change option above the list of programs.

Uninstall/Change button.

  1. When prompted, click the Yes button button.