I installed a fresh installation of XP SP3 on a hyper-v virtual machine. Nothing is installed besides Microsoft Security essentials.
If I try to install chrome with the alternate all users installer, I get this error:
Google update installation failed with error 0x80070057
I've tried a manual uninstall for chrome, cleaning the registry with ccleaner, running the installer as administrator, and starting from scratch by installing XP SP3 again.
Any ideas? I didn't encounter this issue a few months ago. Is there an older version of the alternative installer still available?
If it is not a permissions problem, I would take a look at it with something like Process Monitor setting a filter for chrome, and when you get the error, see exactly what operation failed.
Then, if it is something like a specific access denied, or file not found, or something similar, you can do more specific troubleshooting/repairs.
I managed to sidestep the error by using the MSI installer.
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