Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Google Chrome Update Errors

Two weeks ago I've had a problem updating my Chrome. The error message I got when viewing the "about" window was "Update server not available (error: 3)":

The problem is caused by improper registration of Google Updater as a COM component in the registry (don't ask me how or why it happens, but it already happened to me two times in the last two weeks).

After searching the net a bit, I've seen some people who complained about the same error, but it took me some time to find a real solution:
Go to your Google Updater directory (in Windows 7 it's %userprofile%\Local\Google\Update) and run 'GoogleUpdate.exe /regserver' (make sure you elevated your privileges to Administrator before that) and voila! No more errors! (You don't even need to restart your Chrome).

On a side note: I'm really busy these days, with the University and all, but I got at least one cool project I'm going to release soon (just need to polish some corners here and there). So beware :)