Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Announcing the Chrome 64-bit Beta Channel for Windows!

The Chrome Team is excited to announce the addition of the Chrome 64-bit Beta Channel for Windows 7 and 8 users. To try it out, download the 64-bit installer from our Beta download pages. The new version replaces the existing version while preserving all your settings and bookmarks, so there’s no need to uninstall a current installation of Chrome.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Daniel Xie
Google Chrome

33 comments:

Dabu Xian said...

I don't really feel any difference. I guess it's most noticeable if you have a lot of tabs open, using more than 3 GB ram. Which never happens for me.

boothy_p said...

Yet the beta 37 for Chrome OS is still not available for a number of devices!
Congratulations!

Tim said...

Is hidpi support broken?

I set the flag in the registry to 1, but everytime I open Chrome it reverts back to 2.

Windows 8.1 64b, newest version of Chrome.

Amal Khailtash said...

Well, I can agree that the tab freezing is gone, but memory usage per tab is up again.

The problem with tabs freezing started after a change where it made the memory footprint for each tab very small [~50M - ~60M], which were much smaller than the browser process.

After this latest update, my tabs (especially gmail [264M], gsheets [170M], ...) use more than what the browser process uses [195M] again (more memory swaps for me with 4G laptop:( )

I guess we cannot have our cakes (small tab memory footprint) and eat it too (responsive tabs)!

-- Amal

My8th said...

I understand not supporting XP 64-bit but why not support Vista?

Mark T. Kennedy said...

does the voice plug-in work here? it doesn't in the dev channel 64 bit version

George Paschalidis said...

Generally, I'm a Beta user, but now i prefer to wait for stable 64-bit, because i think it's a big change!

Guillaume Bibaut said...

Hm I'm not sure why but after installing that beta version, the mac task manager still shows chrome as a 32-bits applications. I'm quite sure to have downloaded the beta app (twice). Any advice?

My8th said...

You can try this link Guillaume Bibaut

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/beta.html?platform=win64

Guillaume Bibaut said...

I'm on Mac :) and https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/beta.html?platform=mac64 would not help much.

My8th said...

Support for 64-bit Mac version is still being worked on

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=18323

It'll take time before we see a Dev/Beta/Stable builds of it

Guillaume Bibaut said...

Thanks :)

Ricardo Chavez said...

Does this new version Google Chrome Beta 64 bit work on machines that run Windows 32 bit? Or is this new version specifically for machines that run Windows 64 bit?

My8th said...

Chrome Beta 64-bit won't run on Windows 32-bit

You can still use Chrome Beta 32-bit

Unknown said...

Shouldn't Chrome 64bit be installed in Program Files and not in Program Files (x86) ?

Moo Scree said...

> Shouldn't Chrome 64bit be installed in Program Files and not in Program Files (x86) ?

You'd think. But maybe a fresh install would?

Lester Ingber said...

Does hangouts work yet in x64 Chrome? It did not awhile ago when I tried that x64 beta, and some searches pointed to the fact that x64 really was not ready for prime time? I'm on a Thinkpad running Windows Pro 8.1 Update 1 x64.

My8th said...

To do with what folder Chrome 64-bit is installed to

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=380177

Hangouts will be switching to webrtc so you might as well wait till that before you switch to 64-bit

Lester Ingber said...

My8th: How can I check to see if and when Hangouts in our Google Apps is updated to run with webrtc?

eldhenn said...

Task manager still shows me that chrome is 32-bit.

My8th said...

What operation system are you using eldhenn?

This is only for Windows 7 and 8.

Not for Windows XP, Vista or OS X

MacInOhio said...

Chrome 64 bit beta on Win8.1 broke my access to various accounts, including my bank. Nothing worked right. Tried to revert back to 32 bit Chrome, but lost my settings, bookmarks, synchronization, etc. Had to restore a previous image of drive C: to get back to normal. Beta definitely means not ready.

peacay said...

Sooo, is there a forum discussing this release/problems? Surely other fools installed, decided it wasn't desired, then used system restore to an earlier time and now have a problem with their chrome profile??

My8th said...

Lester Ingber

No info on when Google Apps will be switched to webrtc except that it will happen

Billdill said...

Does this 64bit version of Chrome use the 64bit version of Flash? I'd hope so, it would be pretty silly if it didn't

Jason Mickelson said...

Flash Player crashes in the beta for the 64 bit of Chrome. Why bother have a beta of Chrome 64 bit when the 64 bit version of Flash does not work. Please fix this.

My8th said...

Dev version of 64-bit is out for OS X apparently.

Vin said...

Now that 64-bit is in beta for Windows, would that mean it'll release with 32-bit later this month?
Also, will google automatically move 32-bit to 64-bit if the OS is 64-bit?
Thx.

My8th said...

Lester Ingber

WebRTC hangouts should now be available on Google Apps domain accounts.

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Moo Scree said...

64-bit Chrome has been working fantastic since I installed it when it came out! And I actually no longer need the googletalk plugin thing, Chrome now natively supports video and phone thanks to switching to Hangouts mode instead of "old chat."