How to Install Google Chrome using Windows PowerShell

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One of the first things we usually want to do right after installing a brand new Windows server is to install Google Chrome. This won’t always be easy, however, because Internet Explorer’s advanced security – which is enabled by default in Windows Server – doesn’t allow you to download the required installation package.


Chrome provides a simple, fast, and safe browsing experience. The browser is an independent piece that represents the larger Google Chrome OS project. In a sense, Chrome OS replaces the entire operating system of your computer with a simple web browser. Thus, instead of using applications outside your browser, it becomes the portal for all your applications, both local and web-based.

To download and install the Google Chrome browser, simply combine a few generic PowerShell commands.

To Install Google Chrome with Windows PowerShell

Here’s a fun tip for PowerShell geeks. Thanks to a line of code we provide, you can install Google Chrome in minutes.

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  • Installing Google Chrome using PowerShell
  • As we know, the default browser for a Windows operating system is Microsoft Edge. If you plan to install Chrome with Windows PowerShell, here’s the method you can use to do so.
  • Click the Start button and type PowerShell.
  • Right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.
  • If a UAC prompt appears on the screen, click the Yes button to accept.
  • When the Windows PowerShell page opens, copy and paste the following command line
$LocalTempDir = $env:TEMP; $ChromeInstaller = "ChromeInstaller.exe"; (new-object    System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('', "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller"); & "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller" /silent /install; $Process2Monitor =  "ChromeInstaller"; Do { $ProcessesFound = Get-Process | ?{$Process2Monitor -contains $_.Name} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name; If ($ProcessesFound) { "Still running: $($ProcessesFound -join ', ')" | Write-Host; Start-Sleep -Seconds 2 } else { rm "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Verbose } } Until (!$ProcessesFound)
  • Press the Enter key and wait until the process is complete.


Although it is not technically a single line, it can be used as such: just copy it, paste it into a Powershell prompt and you’re ready to go. It goes without saying that you must have an Internet connection, otherwise it won’t work.

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