Google Chrome & BSOD

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Blue Screen of Death
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I have an old Shuttle X computer with Sempron chip, 1 GB RAM The computer has been running fine for about 5 years. I installed Google Chrome Browser Because Gmail is forcing customers to use the Chrome Browser. Now I have experienced 2 BSODs in the last two days, browser installed three days ago. I suspect it is the browser, as I found a corrupt "Google Set-up file" in my temp files. I don't want to lose Gmail, but I would like to continue using this PC.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows XP home SP-3, Sempron CPU 462 pins 32 bit, Shuttle X case and accessories

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  • TomLiotta
    ...Because Gmail is forcing customers to use the Chrome Browser.   Can you explain what that means? I access Gmail on this old laptop (Win2k SP4, PIII, 512MB) using FF 12, and I've noticed no problems. Actually, I most often use Thunderbird, but FF is working fine for it.   Perhaps you're needing to use some of the odd additional features of Gmail rather than simply using it for e-mail. E-mail is really all I care about for Gmail, so I might not see many problems.   Regardless, why do you think "Gmail is forcing customers to use the Chrome Browser"?   Tom
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  • valmsmith
    Tom. When I log on to Gmail using IE 8, I get a message telling me I am using a browser which will soon NOT be supported by Gmail and that I need to update to a modern browser such as Google Chrome. Well I updated to Chrome as instructed, and I no longer receive the message when I log on with Chrome, but my computer which has NEVER experienced a BSOD all of a sudden has done so twice while on the internet using Chrome. I reset IE 8 as my default browser and no longer having th BSOD problem, so I am pretty safe to say it is Chrome causing my problem Following is a copy paste of the message. "You are using a version of Internet Explorer which will soon be unsupported. Some features may not work correctly. Upgrade to amodern browser, such asGoogle Chrome. Dismiss."  Mike
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  • valmsmith
    When I log on to Gmail using IE 8 I get the following message in and orange colored bar at the bop of the page: You are using a version of Internet Explorer which will soon be unsupported. Some features may not work correctly. Upgrade to amodern browser, such asGoogle Chrome. 
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  • valmsmith
    If you are telling me that I can't access all the features of a program due to condition X, then you are forcing me to use your product as the solution. MS did that and was sued over IE being the ONLY approved browser for Windows, and that story had a number of "end runs" sone to expedite the resolution of that suit, including AOL partnering with MS, (undercover) making IE the default browser for AOL then AOL bought out NetScape the main opponent to IE.
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  • TomLiotta
    If you are telling me that I can’t access all the features of a program due to condition X, then you are forcing me to use your product as the solution.   Of course not. Every product ever made has multiple condition x's.   MS did that and was sued over IE being the ONLY approved browser for Windows,...   That wasn't the basis of the suit, and the circumstances have substantial differences.   In this case, there is no reason you can't use a browser other than Chrome. You just need to use a "modern" one such as Internet Explorer 10. IE 8 doesn't have all the features that a "modern" browser has. MS is totally capable of putting the features into IE 8,  but they have no reason to. It's a choice by MS, not Google. Google hasn't hidden APIs for Gmail from competitors of Chrome. Anyone is free to make the capabilities available, where MS used undocumented interfaces in Windows to create unfair competition against Netscape. (Other factors were involved, too.)   Ignore Chrome if you need to. Upgrade your browser of choice to access Gmail. If the upgrade isn't sufficient, complain to the browser developers, not Google.   Tom
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  • jinteik
    i saw that banner too but I just dismiss the msg.
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