"You can zoom in and see your house", not completely true, many people are not able to do this I can't for one, the satellite imagery is way out of date, between 4 and 6 years old on the places I go, but I guess living in Canada makes a difference eh.
I try to update Earth and install Chrome can't be done, Google tells you that it needs windows updates, no clue as to what duh it would be helpful if they gave people a hint.