Download and Install Google Chrome for Windows 8
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Hi, you are watching VisiHow and today we are going to show you how to download and install Google Chrome, the Google Chrome web browser, for your Microsoft 8 Windows installation.
The first thing we are going to do is go to Google.com in a web browser.
Once we have gone to Google.com, the quickest and easiest way to download chrome is to go over here to the right and click on this little set of boxes.
That's going to open up a window where we have the option at the bottom to select more. We are going to click on 'more', and as you can see chrome is still not here. What we are going to do is click on 'Even more from Google'.
Which opens us up a new window and all we have to do is click on 'Google Chrome'. This is right here in the top in the web section. So let's click on Google Chrome a browser built for speed, simplicity, and security.
This will take us to the Google Chrome site. You will note, this is Google.com/chrome/, you could have also simply typed that in which is another way of reaching it.
Now you have the option to download for computer, for mobiles, features, galleries, and support. You have the setup options, where you can set up chrome. There are different apps you can install, themes, and extensions. You can print from the cloud or the chrome blog as well. If you have a Chromebook, you got features of the Chromebook, the HP Chromebook and the other Chromebooks that are out there. Then you have Chromecast, where you can actually set up your very own Chromecast. Since, we are talking about downloading the browser today, we are going to go ahead and click on 'download now', and get started downloading the browser.
Now, first you have your terms of service. I don't normally ever read these. Of course you are welcome to, it is a lot of reading and it probably doesn't say that much. "Set Google Chrome as my default browser", is the first check option. We are going to un-check that. Next, "help make Google Chrome and better by automatically sending usage statistics and crash reports to Google", I don't like to send usage statistics. This to me is a bit deceptive, because they want me to send the usage statistics and crash reports. Crash reports, I am happy about. Usage statistics, I am not happy about. If you notice in our other video, we downloaded Firefox and these were two separate options. I had the option to send usage statistics and to send crash reports separately. I did elect to send the crash reports, but I am not going to send my usage statistics. So at any rate, click 'accept and install'.
The chrome setup has popped up and we need to click 'save file'. Since we chose to open this We know what this is and where it is coming from.
Okay, it is downloaded. If you want to get the mobile app, you can do that as well. However, this is a tutorial on desktop so let's open this up. "Do we want to allow the following programs to make changes on this computer", this is User Account Control, yes.
Now we are downloading it, as you can see, this may take a few minutes but that is fine.
As you can see, our download is almost completed. When this has finished downloading, we will be ready to use Chrome.
This is going to, quite likely; ask us to accept some agreements. As you can see Windows is letting me know that, I have some new applications that can open webpages.
Chrome is now letting me know that it is almost ready, so we need to click 'next'. "Click next to choose your default browser".
So, as you can see, I've got Google Chrome, Firefox, and I have got Internet explorer. I am going to keep on using Internet Explorer.
Now I have the option to set up chrome, if I would like to do that,
And I can choose what to sync.
I am not setting up chrome now; we would do that in another video. So, I will go ahead and click 'no thanks'.
Now we can search from here with Google. If you don't want to search from there with Google, you can change that I probably should have cooked unchanged, but I didn't.
So, that is it, you have got Google Chrome. If you want to access your setting's menu, those options are here.
Just scroll down to settings.
This will open up a separate menu where you can select different things.
Here is where you can sign into chrome
Here is where you choose how you open pages open the new tab as a page, continue where you left off, open a specific page or set of pages.
Appearance, home buttons, menu buttons
Now, here is the search option that I mentioned.
Now the 'Omnibox', is this search area up here at the top
You can choose which search engine you would like to use.
You can also manage the search engines that you can choose from. You may want to add in a different search engine, DuckDuckGo is a great example, but there are many others that you can choose from.
"You are currently the only Google Chrome user", so you can't guess present you can add people you can add other folks you can make it the default browser as it already ask us to do.
Then you have your 'advance settings'.
Privacy is a big one for me. As you saw, no doubt, in the Firefox video I like to keep the phishing enabled, I like to send a 'do not track requests'.
However, as it says here, it is just a request. Many did sites completely ignore them and to you get tracked anyway.
We are not sending usage statistics. I do like the spelling errors to pop up so Google Chrome can provide smarter spell-checking by sending what you type in the browser to Google servers. Google does that anyway, If you are using Gmail and a number of other things, so you can enable that and it is not a problem.
Here you can set where your downloads go, our downloads go to a VisiHow folder because we are VisiHow. You may use it differently.
And, you can reset the settings.
That is it for Google Chrome. Thank you for choosing VisiHow and we look forward to being able to help you with new videos. If you have any questions or need additional help let us know in the comments section below or ask a question. Thanks and have a great day.
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