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Does Google Chrome Portable only allow manual updates? (error code 1: 0x80004005)

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Does Google Chrome Portable only allow manual updates? (error code 1: 0x80004005)

I have been using Mozilla Firefox Portable and Google Chrome Portable for at least several months now.

The Mozilla Firefox Portable always updates automatically. It lets me know when it is about to install an update, when it is installing the update, and then it finishes updating when I restart the browser. I don't have to do anything. I don't have to download the latest version from the portableapps.com website. It's a very convenient process.

But Google Chrome Portable has been a headache. The only way that I can update from the version that I have to whatever the newest version is, is if I go to portableapps.com and download the latest version. I was wondering why that is. Isn't there a way for Google Chrome Portable to update automatically, like Mozilla Firefox Portable does, without having to download the latest version from the portableapps.com website?

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UPDATE

Just now, I manually updated Google Chrome Portable from Version 81.(something) to 84.0.4147.89.

And I saw on someone else's thread something about GoogleChromePortable.ini. I opened that file and changed DisableSplashScreen=false to true to see if that would help.

I restarted Google Chrome Portable a few times. But when I click on 'About Google Chrome', it shows the same error that I have been seeing for many months now. The same error that I have been seeing since the very first day that I first installed Google Chrome Portable.

Here is the error:

An error occurred while checking for updates: Update check failed to start (error code 1: 0x80004005).
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Version 84.0.4147.89 (Official Build) (32-bit)

The only thing that I can think of that might be preventing automatic updates and checking for updates is my installation path of Google Chrome Portable.

By default, the installation path on my laptop is "C:\Users\Brian\Desktop\GoogleChromePortable", but I changed it to "F:\009__Other\Google Portable" because that is just want I want.

In my 009__Other folder on my USB Disk, my subfolders look like this:
Firefox Portable
Google Portable

That's how I wanted the portable app directory folders to look like. Spaces in between the words. Google Portable instead of GoogleChromePortable. Mozilla Firefox Portable let me have a custom directory folder name like that, so I don't see why Google Chrome Portable couldn't make it possible too.

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UPDATE

I tried installing a new instance of the Google Chrome Portable.

I changed the directory path from "F:\009__Other\Google Portable" to "F:\009__Other\Google Portable\GoogleChromePortable".

I still got the same error while checking for updates.

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UPDATE

I found two other threads related to mine. Apparently, the suggested solution is to install PortableApps.com Platform. I did, and it sucks. It's a billion times more of a headache than just downloading the latest Google Chrome Portable version from the portableapps.com website, and I failed to figure out how to update my current Google Chrome Portable app using Platform. It just installed another instance in a different location, without even prompting me or informing me where that other new destination would be. Well, at least I know now that it isn't a bug with the program or a problem with my installation process. I only have two choices. Use the Platform app or download the latest Google Chrome Portable version manually. And I will continue doing the later from now on.

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Chrome Updater Local, Platform Use

The Google Chrome updater only runs locally with admin rights, so it can't be portable. If you'd like a browser with a portable auto-updater, Firefox is your best bet.

To use the platform, you install it where you'd like (say to D:\MyApps) and it'll create a folder within that called PortableApps for your apps to reside in (D:\MyApps\PortableApps in this case). You can move your copy of GoogleChromePortable to there and the platform will automatically recognize it along with other apps you move there. Automatic updates are automatic when you start the platform. It'll check and prompt you to update any out of date apps. You can also check manually as you like by clicking Apps - Check For Updates or Help - Check For Updates.

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