Install Windows or Linux on Your Intel-Based Chromebook

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I will not tell you if your Chromebook is compatible. Figure out what processor you’ve got and go to this link to see if your Chromebook is compatible: https://coolstar.org/

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Here’s how to install Windows 10 on a Chromebook in 2019! Installing Windows 10 on a Chromebook is actually pretty easy and only take a few minutes to prepare for.

Be sure to check this website to see if YOUR Chromebook is compatible. If it is, just follow these steps and you’re ready to install Windows 10 on your Chromebook!

– Turn off your device, open the back and remove the Write Protect Screw.
– Press Esc + Refresh + Power
– Press Ctrl + D and press Enter to enable developer mode
– Press Ctrl + D to boot Chrome OS
– Open a tab and press Ctrl + Alt + T
– Type in “shell” and press Enter.
– Paste the following into the shell and press enter

cd ~; curl -L -O https://coolstar.org/chromebook/setup-firmware.sh && sudo bash setup-firmware.sh

Once this script has run, plug in your Windows 10 USB and reboot. You should see a screen like this:

The windows install process should start at this point.

If you see a screen like this, then there’s probably something wrong with your Windows 10 USB:

If you DO end up with the screen above and your Windows 10 install won’t start, I made a video about that as well.

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/hiiDlynlOOY

Otherwise, just go through the Windows or Linux install process and you should be good to go. Once you’ve completed the install, you can remove the Windows or Linux USB and reboot.

Windows or Linux should now be installed on your Chromebook and you should be good to go.


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