Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but its standard installer won’t work if you are not connected to the Internet or can’t reach their servers. This is where a Google Chrome offline installer comes into play as it contains all the files it needs to install the browser.
Google Chrome’s normally offers a small 2MB installation program that connects to the Internet to download any files it needs to install the browser.
This installer, though, will fail if you are prepping a new computer and do not have Internet connectivity yet or are having trouble connecting to Google’s servers.
In these situations, you can download a Google Chrome offline installer that contains all the files it needs to get the browser installed.
This installer will try to connect to the Internet when installing to download any updates, but if it fails to connect, the browser will still install.
These types of installers have their advantages as they can be downloaded from a machine with Internet connectivity and then used to install the browser on other devices you are setting up for the first time.
Another advantage is if you live under strict bandwidth limitations, you can use Chrome 83 offline installer and install it on multiple PCs without re-downloading the update.
Download Google Chrome offline installer
To download the Google Chrome offline installer, or Chrome Standalone installer as they call it, follow these steps:
- Use this special URL when visiting Google Chrome’s download site.
- Click on ‘Download Chrome.’
- The Google Chrome offline installer will now be downloaded and will have a name similar to ChromeStandaloneSetup64.exe.
- Double-click on the ChromeStandaloneSetup64.exe executable to install the browser.
Once Chrome is installed and connected to the Internet, you should then click on the Chrome menu and select Help -> About Google Chrome to download any available updates and install them.