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· Downloading and Installing Google Chrome

· Check If You Already Have Google Chrome

· Glossary of Terms With Which You May be Unfamiliar

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Key Terms

Browser: A program you use to browse the internet.

Desktop: Your computer's main interface (i.e., screen). Some program short-cut icons, such as the one for your recycling bin, are displayed here.

Dialogue Box: A window that asks for user input.

Double-click: A single click is when you click the left button of your mouse or trackpad. A double-click is when you click the left button of your mouse or trackpad twice in quick succession as illustrated below.

Double-click

 

File Explorer: A searchable index of all the files on your computer.

Icon: An image used to represent a program. See Google Chrome's icon below.

Chrome icon

Search Box: You can enter the information you wish to search for in these boxes. There are search boxes to search for files on your computer, and there are also search boxes to search for websites on the internet.

Start Menu: Your computer's main menu. It has a search function to look for files.

Taskbar: The bar at the bottom of your desktop where program icons can be pinned. The start menu icon can be seen here on the far left. It looks like the Microsoft Windows logo. You may also have a magnifying glass icon. Double-clicking the magnifying glass icon allows you to search the files on your computer.

Check If You Already Have Google Chrome

Reminder: Refer to the Key Terms section if you come across terminology with which you are unfamiliar.

If you already have the Google Chrome browser, there are a number of places where you can access it. To open Google Chrome, simply double-click its icon, which looks like this:

Chrome icon

You may also open Google Chrome by double-clicking its executable (.exe) file in your file explorer.

  • A Google Chrome shortcut might be on your desktop. See below.

    Chrome shortcut on Windows desktop
  • A Google Chrome shortcut might be pinned to your taskbar. See below.

Chrome pinned on Windows taskbar
  • You may search for Google Chrome using your start menu's search box or another search box on your computer. See below.

Chrome searched with Windows start menu
  • Or you may search for Google Chrome in your file explorer and open its executable (.exe) file. See below.

Chrome searched with Windows file explorer

Downloading ChromeSetup.exe and Installing Google Chrome

Reminder: Refer to the Key Terms section if you come across terminology with which you are unfamiliar.

If you don't already have the Google Chrome browser, you may download its installation file using a browser that is already installed on your computer such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Their icons look like this:

Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari Microsoft Edge

Here are step-by-step instructions for downloading Google Chrome's installation file and installing Google Chrome:

  1. Open a browser and type https://www.google.com/chrome/ in its search box and press the enter key on your keyboard while your cursor is still flashing inside the search box. The following webpage will appear.

Chrome website
  1. Click the Download Chrome button.

  2. The Opening ChromeSetup.exe dialogue box should appear over the main browser window. Click the Save File button and, if prompted, choose the location you'd like to save Chrome's installation file which is called ChromeSetup.exe.

Opening ChromeSetup.exe dialogue box
  1. CromeSetup.exe should begin downloading. You can check by clicking your browser's ongoing downloads button (which looks like a downward-pointing arrow) in the upper-right corner of your browser window or by pressing the Ctrl and J keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

ChromeSetup.exe download
  1. Once ChromeSetup.exe has finished downloading, you must double-click it to start the installation of Google Chrome. If you did not choose where to download ChromeSetup.exe, it will be in your Downloads folder, which you can find in the left menu of your file explorer.

ChromeSetup.exe
  1. Once you double-click on ChromeSetup.exe, a User Account Control dialogue box will appear and you will be asked if you want the Google Update Setup app to make changes on your device. Click the Yes button.

  2. After you click Yes, a download progress window will appear on top of your desktop. Google Chrome's download status will appear as a blue bar that fills from left to right.

  3. After Google Chrome is downloaded, another window will automatically open up showing Google Chrome's installation progress. This is also indicated by a blue bar that fills, left to right.

  4. Now that Google Chrome is installed on your computer, you may refer to the first section of this tutorial (Check If You Already Have Google Chrome) on where to find it and how to open it. Once opened, type the URL of our test into Google Chrome's search box and press enter while the cursor is flashing inside the search box to navigate to the test.