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Google Talk, Labs Edition

What is Google Talk, Labs Edition?

Google Talk: the Labs edition, a desktop client that looks very similar to the Google Talk gadget and has most of its features. The application doesn't support voice chat or file transfer, it's still Windows-only, but it has some new features: it lets you launch Google Calendar and Orkut, while including notifications for Google Calendar events and Orkut scraps. The new Google Talk uses WebKit to render some parts of the interface.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named GoogleTalkLabsEdition.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 8.7 MB (9,126,922 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/talk/labsedition/index.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Google Talk, Labs Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{876D2C17-263E-43FD-A7E2-34428E82F239}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Talk, Labs Edition

Program executable:GoogleTalkLabsEdition.exe
Name:Google Talk, Labs Edition
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Google Talk, Labs Edition\GoogleTalkLabsEdition.exe
Additional files:
  • GoogleTalkLabsEdition.exe - Google Talk, Labs Edition (GoogleTalkLabsEdition)
  • core.dll - GoogleTalkLabsEdition Core
  • icudt38.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuuc38.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • libxml2.dll
  • resource_en.dll
  • webkit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GoogleTalkLabsEdition.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Google Talk, Labs Edition\GoogleTalkLabsEdition.exe'.

How do I remove Google Talk, Labs Edition?

You can uninstall Google Talk, Labs Edition from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Google Talk, Labs Edition, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Google Talk, Labs Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows 10 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.50%
  Iran 12.50%
  India 10.00%
  Brazil 5.00%
  Hong Kong 2.50%
  Thailand 2.50%
  Colombia 2.50%
  Israel 2.50%
  United Arab Emirates 2.50%
  United Kingdom 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 19.05%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 9.52%
Sony 9.52%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 4.76%
Sony VPCEA36FX 4.76%
Sony VGN-Z720D 4.76%
Micro-Star MS-7576 4.76%
HP ProLiant ML110 G5 4.76%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com


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