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Post Posted July 13th, 2018, 6:44 pm

Last night GoogleEarth worked fine. Today I found that the program has been removed from my computer and that GoogleEarth now requires - no, DEMANDS - that Chrome be installed. I was given no warning at all.

I don't understand how a company - any company - can come into my computer without my knowledge and delete anything they want. :evil:

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Post Posted July 13th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Just downloaded and installed a new copy of Google Earth including reading the EULA. Runs fine with no demand for Chrome and no mention of Chrome in the EULA. So I would be doing a scan for malware/viruses if I were you
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Post Posted July 14th, 2018, 2:42 am

What version of Google Earth did you try to use?

The web version of Google Earth requires Chrome - https://earth.google.com/web

The standalone version does not - https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html

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Post Posted July 14th, 2018, 4:04 am

&, Google Earth has been updated to the Pro version & there was no reference to having to use Chrome when I updated & installed the latest version.
At least it's still free.
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Post Posted July 14th, 2018, 6:02 am

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Post Posted July 14th, 2018, 4:11 pm

It is the Google Earth web site that gives the message:

Aw snap! Google Earth isn't supported by your browser yet. Try this link in Chrome instead. If you don't have Chrome installed, download it here.


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Post Posted July 22nd, 2018, 3:02 pm

Thank you all very much for your help.

Okay, I was able to install GE. Here's what I did:

1. Scratched my head.
2. Cursed the program, had a tantrum, kicked my dog, and then sent a post to this forum.
3. Stewed over it for a week.
4. Decided to hunt around the internet for clues.
5. About an hour into the hunt, came across "googleearthprowin-7.3.2-x64.exe". I had not seen this file before. so I downloaded it.
6. Ran the file and lo-and-behold, I had GE again!

Yes, initially I went to the GE website when I ran into trouble.

I still don't think much of a company coming into my computer and deleting a program without my knowledge.

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