Can I Download Google Chrome on a CD?

by M.A. Helt

Google's Chrome Web browser is available for free directly from Google's website. Most users download the software directly to the computer on which they want to use it. On occasion, however, you may need the software on CD to install on a computer without an Internet browser to start the download. Chrome is available for download so you can create your own CD.

Downloading Google Chrome

Google's Web browser, Chrome, is available for download from Google's website at google.com/chrome. From the download website, select your language of choice and click the "Download Google Chrome" button. After reading and accepting the terms of service, the download will automatically start. Google will detect your current operating system and download the correct version for your system. If you need to download a version other than your current system, click the links for the other versions in the footer of the page.

Burning a CD

One you've downloaded the EXE file for Windows or DMG file for Mac OS X, you can then burn that file onto a CD. On a Mac, you will find the DMG file either on the computer desktop or in the downloads folder. On a PC, you will find the .ext file in the downloads folder. To install Chrome on another machine, drag the EXE or DMG file to the desktop of your Windows or Mac OS X computer. Then double-click on the file to begin the installation process. The EXE file will work only on Windows, and the DMG file will work only on Mac OS X machines.

System Requirements

To run Google Chrome, you need a PC with an Intel Pentium 4 or later processor running Windows XP Service Pack 2+, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Mac users with an Intel processor running Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later operating system can also use Chrome. Linux users must br running Ubuntu 10.04+, Debian 6+, OpenSuSE 11.3+ or Fedora Linux 14 with a Intel Pentium 3 / Athlon 64 or later processor. All computers need at least 128MB of RAM and 100MB of free space to run Chrome.

Chrome Extensions

Once you've installed Chrome and are connected to the internet, visit the Chrome Web Store to download free and paid extensions to expand and enhance your Chrome browser. Some extensions add notifications and details in your toolbar, such as email notifications for your Gmail account or weather updates. Other extensions enhance online services such as watching Netflix or playing online games.

About the Author

M.A. Helt began writing professionally in 2009 after more than seven years of working in print communications and electronic media for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. In addition to college newspaper writing experience, Helt writes on marketing and technology topics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in graphic and communication design from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.