Installing Google Earth on Windows 7

This article helps resolve the following issues:
  • Installation problems, including Error code = 0x80072ee2
  • No Google Earth desktop icon
  • Disappearing Google Earth desktop icon


If you are experiencing issues with downloading Google Earth on Windows 7, please follow the instructions outlined here to perform a utility cleanup and reinstall of Google Earth.

If Google Earth is crashing, try switching to OpenGL mode.
Google Earth may perform slower than expected in this mode; however, we are currently working to resolve this issue.