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

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

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

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

Expert User

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

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