Google Chrome Portable 7.0.517.44 Stable, 8.0 Beta and 9.0 Dev Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 5, 2010 - 12:11am

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 7.0.517.44 Stable, 8.0 Beta and 9.0 Dev have been released. Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It's designed to be simple and stylish. This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version. We're also changing the way we handle Beta releases to match Google's channels (more details below). It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.

Read on for more details... Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.


screenshotGoogle Chrome's features include:

  • Quick to start up
  • Loads web pages in a snap
  • Runs web applications faster than ever
  • Designed for efficiency and ease of use
  • Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
  • Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
  • Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
  • Themes to add delight to your browser

New In This Release

This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version. We've also changed the way we handle Google Chrome beta releases. Instead of GoogleChromeTest, they will be installed to GoogleChromeBeta to eliminate confusion. Existing installations, you can rename your GoogleChromeTest folder to GoogleChromeBeta and it should continue to work and update with the automatic updater (you may need to reinstall your theme, though). From now on, we will be releasing the same files pushed to all channels that local users would receive. So, if you are running the beta, you will also receive stable updates when Chrome is not in a current beta cycle, just as a local install with the beta channel selected would. Stable and Beta builds will continue to be announced on the frontpage. Dev builds will be posted to the Google Chrome Portable homepage but not announced via the homepage (as it updates about weekly). If you're using the current Platform 2.0 Beta, you'll get automatic updates for all 3 as soon as they are released. Installer / Format

Google Chrome Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Google Chrome Portable is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage. The Development and Beta builds are available from the test section. Get it today!

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Chris Morgan's picture

Chrome itself doesn't run under Windows 2000. That's noted in the details section on the app page ("System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7").

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John T. Haller's picture

As Chris mentioned, Chrome doesn't run on Windows 2000. Chrome has never supported Windows 2000 and never will as Windows 2000 is now end-of-lifed.

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I know it's an online installer but it seems that the company proxy doesn't like the link the installer tries to download from.

I was able to download the full standalone chrome installer from google, can I somehow provide that to the installer ? is it enough to install chrome from the installer to GoogleChromePortable\App ?