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.
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
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
NOTE: On Vista and Windows 7 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
NOTE for IE: 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.