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How to Fix Google Chrome Sign Out and Sync Bugs in Windows 10

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The Windows 10 May 2020 update made using Chrome a lot more difficult for some users—myself included. For months, people have reported unwanted sign-outs from their Google account while using Chrome on Windows 10, as well as syncing issues between their mobile device and a PC caused by deleted cookies.

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Google and Microsoft are both aware of the bugs, but there’s no official fix yet. Luckily, there are a couple of workarounds that might help you handle both. Neither is guaranteed to work, but I was able to successfully fix the Chrome issues on my desktop, and other users are reporting similar positive results.

The first fix comes from a forum post originally reported by TechDows. It involves looking up and deleting tasks from Windows 10’s Task Scheduler to stop your PC from logging out of Chrome and deleting your cookies:

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  1. Type “PowerShell” into the Windows Start Menu search bar.
  2. Right-click PowerShell in the search results and select “Run as an administrator.”
  3. Type or paste the following command in Powershell, then press the Enter key to run it. (If this doesn’t work, try copying and pasting it directly from TechDows’ site.): Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName(“LogonType”).'#text' -eq "S4U") { $_.TaskName } }
  4. Take note of any tasks listed in PowerShell after you run the command. (If no tasks are listed, drop down to the next set of steps below to try another workaround instead).
  5. Next, open Task Scheduler by searching for “Task Scheduler” from the Start Menu.
  6. In the Task Scheduler window, look for the tasks that were listed in PowerShell.
  7. Click to highlight the task, then Right-click and select “Delete.” Repeat for all the tasks that were listed after the PowerShell command.

The Task Scheduler fix worked for me, and it should work for you. If it doesn’t, there’s an older workaround that might help:

  1. Type “Event Viewer” in the Start Menu search bar and click “Event Viewer” to run the app
  2. Go to Windows Logs > Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > Crypto-DPAPI > Operational
  3. If you see any errors listed, then close all Chrome browser windows.
  4. Press Windows Key + L to lock your PC.
  5. Unlock your PC then load Chrome.

If this doesn’t work either, or you don’t see any errors in the log, the next step is to try uninstalling the May 2020 update, a task we walk you through in this guide.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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