Google Earth Plug-in Installation Guidelines

 

Step 1

 

A dialog box will pop-up if the Google Earth Plug-in is not installed in your computer.

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Step 2

 

Click the “Get the Google Earth Plug-in Now” button for obtaining and installing the plugin.

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Step 3

 

Click “Run” button to confirm the installation.

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Step 4

 

After confirmed the installation in step3, please wait a few minutes for the plugin installation process to complete.

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Step 5

 

After the successfully installation, the following dialog and webpage and will be shown. You should close and then restart the Internet Explorer (IE) to active the Google Earth plugin.

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Step 6

 

After restarting the IE, you should confirm to allow the plugin to be run on the IE by clicking the security warning bar on the top:

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Click “Run Add-on” on the security warning bar.

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Click ‘Run’.

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One the above steps are finished, the following view should be shown.

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System Requirements

 

The Google Earth Plugin is currently available for the following operating systems and web browsers:
Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, and Vista)
Minimum:

  • Browser : Google Chrome 1.0+, Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2.0+, Flock 1.0+
  • Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
  • CPU: Pentium 3, 500MhzSystem Memory (RAM): 256MB
  • Hard Disk: 400MB free space
  • Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
  • Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM
  • Screen: 1024x768, "16-bit High Color" - DirectX 9 (to run in Direct X mode)
Recommended:
  • Browser : Google Chrome 1.0+, Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2.0+, Flock 1.0+
  • Operating System: Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
  • System Memory (RAM): 512MB
  • Hard Disk: 2GB free space
  • Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
  • Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
  • Screen: 1280x1024, "32-bit True Color"
Apple Mac OS X 10.4 and higher (Intel and PowerPC)
Minimum:
  • Browser : Safari 3.1+, Firefox 3.0+
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.0
  • CPU: 1 GHz
  • System Memory (RAM): 256MB
  • Hard Disk: 400MB free space
  • Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
  • Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM
  • Screen: 1024x768, "Thousands of Colors"
Recommended:
  • Browser : Safari 3.1+, Firefox 3.0+
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • CPU: G4 1.2Ghz
  • System Memory (RAM): 512MB
  • Hard Disk: 2GB free space
  • Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
  • Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
  • Screen: 1280x1024, "Millions of Colors"

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