Google’s been testing 64-bit builds of its Chrome web browser for Windows for a few months. Now Chrome 37 has graduated from beta status and Chrome 64-bit is available to anyone running a 64-bit version of Windows.
Google says the new 64-bit version of Chrome is faster, more stable, and more secure than the 32-bit version… but Chrome 64-bit is still opt-in. If you’re running a 32-bit version of Chrome and use the automatic update feature, you’ll get a 32-bit version of Chrome 37.
You can download and install Chrome for Windows 64-bit manually. It’ll automatically install over your previous version of Google and import your apps, extensions, and other settings.
Google Chrome 37 also includes DirectWrite support on Windows for better font rendering, security fixes, and other updates.
Update: Not a fan of the new way fonts are rendered? You can disable DirectWrite by typing this in the location bar: chrome://flags/#disable-direct-write and then clicking the “Enable” link and then reboot the browser. Yes, I know it’s weird that you have to enable the disable flag, but that’s how it works.