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Why does Firefox give me a persistent error message about Chrome Registration?

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Firefox gives me a consistent error when updating: "Firefox could not install this item because of a failure in Chrome Registration. Please contact the author about this problem." Can't re-install Firefox, or get it to open without this message at least 6-7 times.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I tried to update Firefox.

Firefox gives me a consistent error when updating: "Firefox could not install this item because of a failure in Chrome Registration. Please contact the author about this problem." Can't re-install Firefox, or get it to open without this message at least 6-7 times. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I tried to update Firefox.

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Chris Ilias
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Go to http://www.mozilla.com/ and install the latest version of Firefox 3.6.

Go to http://www.mozilla.com/ and install the latest version of Firefox 3.6.
TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

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Chrome Registration failures are usually caused by a safety precaution in Vista/Windows 7 to prevent programs from making changes to files in protected folders or registry keys. The solution is to run the Firefox program once as Administrator (right-click: Run as Administrator). See: vistasupport.mvps.org: Run As Administrator

Also see: Chrome registration failed


Other Issues: to correct security/stability issues

Install/Update Adobe Flash Player for Firefox: your ver. 10.0 r32; current ver. 10.1 r53 (important security update 2010-06-10) See: Updating Flash -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -double-click on the Adobe Flash installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Flash -when the Flash installation is complete, start Firefox, and test the Flash installation here: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507&sliceId=1

Chrome Registration failures are usually caused by a safety precaution in Vista/Windows 7 to prevent programs from making changes to files in protected folders or registry keys. The solution is to run the Firefox program once as Administrator (right-click: Run as Administrator). See: [http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm vistasupport.mvps.org: Run As Administrator] Also see: [[Chrome registration failed]] -------------------------- <u>'''''Other Issues''''': to correct security/stability issues</u> <u>'''Install/Update Adobe Flash Player for Firefox'''</u>: your ver. 10.0 r32; current ver. 10.1 r53 ('''important security update 2010-06-10''') See: '''[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+the+Flash+plugin#Updating_Flash Updating Flash]''' -'''<u>use Firefox to download</u>''' and <u>'''SAVE to your hard drive'''</u> (save to Desktop for easy access) -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -check to see that Firefox is completely closed (''Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window'') -double-click on the Adobe Flash installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Flash -when the Flash installation is complete, start Firefox, and test the Flash installation here: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507&sliceId=1 *<u>'''NOTE: On Vista and Windows 7'''</u> you may need to run the plugin installer as Administrator by starting the installer via the right-click context menu if you do not get an UAC prompt to ask for permission to continue (i.e nothing seems to happen). See this: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm *'''<u>NOTE for IE:</u>''' Firefox and most other browsers use a Plugin. IE uses an ActiveX version of Flash. To install/update the IE ActiveX Adobe Flash Player, same instructions as above, except use IE to download the ActiveX Flash installer. *Also see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash ~~red:'''''and'''''~~ [[How do I edit options to add Adobe to the list of allowed sites]]