As the masses continue their upgrades to Windows 10 there are the invariable hiccups or problems caused by the upgrade. One of those problems is Google Chrome. The issue does not plague every upgrade but it is common enough to provide resolution. The popular consensus is to uninstall Chrome, download it, and then install it again.
Clearly this is not an optimal solution and the problem may present again. There has to be another way? Of course there is and it may be easier than many people even realize. All you need to do is force Google Chrome to launch as if it is in an older version of Microsoft Operating System, in this instance we will use Windows 8.
The steps below work and I have accomplished them on at least 10 difference machines on different vendor platforms with 100 percent success. Of course this will eventually not solve the problem for some person but the success rate is off the charts. Do you want your Chrome browser back? Then just follow the steps below to success.
Step 1: User left click on “Search the web and Windows (button)”
Step 2: User keyboard input on “Cortana (window)” in “Cortana” […]
Step 3: User right click on “Google Chrome, Desktop app (item)” in “Cortana”
Step 4: User left click on “Open file location (item)” in “Cortana”
Step 5: User right click on “Name (edit)” in “Programs”
Step 6: User left click on “Properties (menu item)”
Step 7: User left click on “Compatibility (tab item)” in “Google Chrome Properties”
Step 8: User left click on “Run this program in compatibility mode for: (check box)” in “Google Chrome Properties” Ensure Windows 8 is selected in the dropdown menu.
Step 9: User left click on “Apply (button)” in “Google Chrome Properties”