Trying to update my portable Chrome browser, as I did many times before - running GoogleChromePortable_89.0.4389.114_online.paf.exe and directing it to install into my main Chrome directory.
However, now the exe stub gets stuck right at the start of the download phase, refusing to draw in and download anything. It just displays "connecting...", and after a while shows an error message (ERROR: SendRequest Error). Same error after some more attempts.
Just to make sure that there is no firewall block on this, I tried to run the prior version 89.0.4389.90 on the same machine, and that progressed just fine. I don't have any anti-virus products.
This is a Windows 7 32 bit machine.
Has anyone else also run into this issue?