You’re trying to install Google Chrome onto a Windows machine and you receive the following error message:
Google update installation failed with error 0x80070057
Chrome users a ClickOnce technology to deploy Chrome in most instances. Sometimes this can cause issues. Google also offers a direct MSI (Microsoft Software Installer) installation that is geared towards businesses and may help alleviate this error (the MSI allows business to deploy to all their workstations over a Windows network, it can also be installed standalone which is what we will do). The MSI installer can be found on Google’s site at this location:
You want to active a “crx” extension that is not from the Chrome Web Store and Chrome tells you that “Extensions, apps, and user scripts can only be added from the Chrome Web Store”.
The first thing to note is that CRX file is a ZIP file with a different extension. You can either open it with a zip program (like 7-zip) or rename it and change the CRX extension to ZIP and then use your operating system to get the files. Here are some basic steps:
- Unzip the contents of the CRX file to a directory anywhere (change the CRX extension to ZIP to make this easier if you like).
- Inside Chrome, go to settings then to extensions, then click “Load unpacked extension” and choose the directory you placed the unzipped files in.