Shiny New Chrome on Old Windows?

September 2, 2008

So, using Firefox 3.0, I tried to install Google’s Chrome browser. I was told that I needed to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 first. I admit that I should have done this a while ago on this seldom-used desktop.

So, off I went to download SP2. I was told that, in order to download it, I would need to use Internet Explorer (or allow automatic updates). So off I went to Windows Update. But to use that site, I have to be using a current version of Internet Explorer. Yes, that does seem like a joke to me, but apparently Microsoft mean it.

So off I went to Internet Explorer Get It Now. You’re probably ahead of me here. IE7 and IE8beta each require… SP2.

I think I’ll wait to get my hands on the newish laptop downstairs before kicking the Chrome tires.

4 Responses to “Shiny New Chrome on Old Windows?”


  1. I used to work for AOL Tech Support and deal with problems like that about 100 times a day with people who thought their CD/DVD drive was a cup holder.

    Fun times.

  2. Andrew Says:

    Wendy,
    Then perhaps you are just the person to advise me on the problems I’m having with my cupholder…

  3. Moises Boeke Says:

    It sounds like you’re creating problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at why their is a problem in the first place

  4. Parker Says:

    hello I like your post!


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