Download a specific version of Chrome: 32-bit or 64-bit, for Windows 10 or older Windows versions

If you download Google Chrome from other places than the official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras which you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows like Windows XP or Windows Vista, and you want a Chrome version that still works on that operating system. If you want to download a specific version of Chrome, read this tutorial:

How to download the Chrome version that Google recommends for your operating system

To download Google Chrome, it is best that you go to its official website. There, click or tap on the Download Chrome button. A prompt is shown, with details about what you are about to download. First, look for the entry that tells you for what operating system Chrome is going to be downloaded. For example, if you are using a 64-bit version of Windows 10, you should see Windows 10/8.1/8/7 64-bit. If this is the version you want, check whether you want to send usage statistics and crash reports to Google automatically, and then press "Accept and Install."

You will download a ChromeSetup.exe file, which you need to run, to install Google Chrome.

How to download a different version of Chrome than what Google recommends

If you want a different version of Chrome than what Google recommends, close the Download Chrome for Windows prompt shown in the previous section. Then, scroll down the official page to the bottom. There, look for the Chrome Family column of options. Click or tap "Other Platforms."

Now you see a list with different download options. You can choose to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit, Chrome for older versions of Windows, like Windows XP and Windows Vista, or Chrome for non-Microsoft operating systems such as Android, iOS, Linux, and Mac OS.

Click or tap the version that you want to download, and save the Chrome setup file on your computer. You can then use it to install the Chrome version that you want, on the operating system that you want.

How to see what version of Google Chrome you have installed

If you want to double check if you installed the version of Google Chrome that you wanted, you can do so easily. Start Google Chrome and click or tap the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button on the top-right corner. It looks like three vertical dots. In the menu that is displayed, go to Help and then to "About Google Chrome."

A new tab is loaded, showing whether Google Chrome is up to date or not, and the exact version installed. For example, below, we had version 69 installed, an official build from Google, for 64-bit systems.

What version of Google Chrome did you install?

Now you know how to download a specific version of Google Chrome, instead of what Google wants you to install. Before closing this tutorial, tell us in a comment below, which version you downloaded. Did you need Chrome on 64-bit or 32-bit? Did you need it for an older version of Windows, like Windows Vista or Windows XP?