This is a guide on how to fix chrome update loop message “Nearly up-to-date! Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating. Relaunch

Current version: 49.0.2623.39 dev-m (64-bit)

To verify open chrome and check the version in “About” page and then check if you get the above message with a Relaunch button. Then, recheck your chrome version in “About” page and see if it gives the same message.

check chrome about

Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating error



If its still giving you the error message “Nearly up-to-date! Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating. Relaunch”, then you can follow these steps to resolve this issue:

[IMPORTANT: Please  backup all your chrome bookmarks and other chrome related data before attempting this troubleshooting just to be on the safe side.]

Step 1. Close all active chrome windows

Open task manger to check if there are any instance of chrome running.

If you are on Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 machine, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL together in your keyboard, and click  “Task Manager“.

Now, you will find chrome in the list, right click that and select “End Task” for any process that says “Google Chrome”.

end task for all chrome


Step 2. Delete old chrome’s executable and folder

Now, Browse to the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\

You will see two executable files there: chrome and new_chrome

file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\

Right click on chrome and select “Delete“.

delete chrome.exe

Now, rename executable file “new_chrome” to “chrome“. So after renaming it will look like this:

rename new_chrome to chrome

Now, Delete the folder with the older version number. In my case, I deleted the folder “49.0.2623.39“.

delete old chrome folder 49.0.2623.39

Step 3. Verify chrome version

Open up your chrome browser. Check the “About

check chrome about


chrome update error fixed

It should now display the message “Google Chrome is up to date.”

And Voila! You have successfully fixed the update issue.

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11 thoughts on “How to fix chrome update loop “Nearly up-to-date! Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating. Relaunch””

  1. First check to make sure you don’t have another user running which has Chrome open. In my case, it turned out I had logged in with another user and Chrome was open there. When I logged out of that user, the Chrome fixed itself without further intervention.

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