If you are having trouble running Chrome on Windows 7 then chances are you are running the 64bit version of Windows 7.
The solution is pretty simple. Iâ€™ve put it below, and note that it is almost entirely copied from Sandipâ€™s BlogsDNA blog here â€“ Iâ€™ve simply incorporated some of the comments into the screenshot.
Right click on your Google Chrome icon and bring up the properties.
Add –in-process-plugins to the target field (after the chrome.exe). Note, that there are two dashes at the start there (not one long one).
For example, my complete target is as follows:
"C:\Users\Craig Bailey\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" –in-process-plugins
Click Apply and run it up. You will likely get a compatibility warning, which you simply agree to Run.
Note that earlier Windows 7 betas had a slightly different syntax (with the –in-process-plugins bit being included within the quotes. This changed in the latest build (build 7000).
Hope that helps, and a reminder that this is all thanks to Sandip.