Windows 8 mode prevents uninstall from Windows 10 laptop, how can I fix it?

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"windows 8 mode" prevents uninstall from windows 10 laptop

I have a new laptop that came with Windows 10 installed. After working well for a month, it regularly stops loading any webpage, and the only thing that works some of the time is to reboot the entire computer. I wanted to uninstall, but I get the message, "Please uninstall all Google Chrome windows including those running in Windows 8". I have no idea what this has to do with my computer, or how to fix it or get Chrome off my computer
 

Chintan Gohel

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Re: "windows 8 mode" prevents uninstall from windows 10 laptop

I have a new laptop that came with Windows 10 installed. After working well for a month, it regularly stops loading any webpage, and the only thing that works some of the time is to reboot the entire computer. I wanted to uninstall, but I get the message, "Please uninstall all Google Chrome windows including those running in Windows 8". I have no idea what this has to do with my computer, or how to fix it or get Chrome off my computer

the webpage issue happens in all browsers? firefox, edge, IE and chrome?

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A) Ctrl + Shift + Esc > calls up task manager > click Startup tab > scroll the list and look for anything marked Google or Chrome > make sure that entry is Disabled > click Processes tab > scroll the list for anything marked Google or Chrome > use End Task on any processes found

B) In the Search Box on taskbar, type in Programs > click the Programs & Features result > scroll the list for anything marked Google or Chrome > Uninstall any entries found

Prime suspect: Google Updater. This is a background program which, IMHO, operates below many users conscious authorization and wastes valuable resources. It's a tenacious bugger. Exorcise it.

You probably should not need to use Restore on your computer if you follow A & B above. But if issues persist, a reset may be in order.


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