Setting up Google Chrome on Windows 10 is a relatively smooth and smooth affair. Download and run the Chrome installer, and you must activate and run the browser in a few minutes. However, the fact that Chrome requires online connectivity during installation can make it difficult for many people with intermittent internet.
Luckily, downloading and installing Chrome is completely offline, just like a normal desktop application. And you don’t have to go out of your way to do it too. Let’s get started.
Why You Need to Install Chrome Offline
By default, Google only gives you a ‘stub’ installer to install Chrome. This installer (approximately about two megabytes) does not contain the actual files needed to run Chrome. Instead, it downloads the file during the setup process and then installs it immediately.
But if you have a rather spotty internet connection, Chrome stub installers can experience downloading problems and end up spending a fair amount of time to solve it. Wow, the installation might even fail in certain cases.
In addition to connectivity issues, you might also want to install Chrome on some PCs. In this case, it is not practical to repeatedly use a pilot to install the browser, especially if there is a bandwidth limit to reckon with. That also applies if you intend to use Chrome on a temporary desktop environment such as Windows Sandbox.
The solution is a standalone Chrome installer (offline). With the offline installer you want, you can easily install Chrome without downloading anything during the installation procedure.
You can also copy the standalone Chrome installer to removable media and install the browser on as many computers as you like – without downloading the installation file each time. You don’t even need an active internet connection when installing Chrome.
How to Download Chrome Offline Installer
Instead of searching for a stand-alone Chrome installer, you can get it from Google’s official website itself – you have to bring it to the correct download page.
If your computer has only one user account (or if you want to install Chrome for only one user), visit the Chrome standalone download page using the button below. The page looks identical to the normal Chrome download page, but don’t worry.
Check the box next to ‘Help Google Chrome get better …’ if you want to allow Chrome to send usage statistics to Google. Then, click Download Chrome.
Your browser must download the Chrome installer offline immediately. It should be around 60-70MBs.
If your computer has several users and you want to install Chrome on all of them, you must download a different standalone Chrome installer. Use the button below to go to the relevant download page.
How to Install Google Chrome Offline
After downloading the standalone Chrome installer, run it from your browser’s download manager. Or, visit your computer’s Download folder, and then run the downloaded file.
As with the pilot, the installation process is fully automated. Offline installer will set up Chrome on your computer’s main partition – you can’t change it.
You may briefly see the ‘Download’ status appear during settings, but the installer has not downloaded anything. The browser will open automatically immediately after installation.
You can then choose to use a local profile that is created automatically to browse the internet immediately. Or, you can sign in with a Google Account and start using Chrome Sync. Using a Google Account with Chrome also provides unlimited access to various productivity web applications and services such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive.
Keep Chrome up to date
By choosing to install Chrome offline, you can avoid many negative things from using the default stub installer. Setting up a browser is much faster, and you also save bandwidth if you want to install Chrome multiple times.
That said, keeping Chrome up to date is important to prevent known bugs and security vulnerabilities from causing further problems. By default, Chrome updates itself automatically every time it detects a newer version.
However, you can force update Chrome by opening the Chrome menu, clicking Help, then clicking About Google Chrome. Then, Chrome will scan, download, and install the latest updates without further interaction from you.
If you want to install Chrome again later, we recommend downloading the standalone installer from the start. Google updates the stable release of Chrome every two weeks. Therefore, getting a new copy must ensure that you install the latest browser version. It also helps you don’t need to update Chrome immediately after installation.