How to install Chrome OS on PC in 2020

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How to install Chrome OS on PC in 2020. How to install ChromeOS on old PC. While Chrome OS isn't as feature-rich as Windows 10, this new operating system from Google is certainly much more efficient and lighter. And thanks to its ultralight nature, it brings back to life older PCs that seem to no longer run with heavy Windows operations. So in this article, I show you a simple guide on how to install Chrome OS on PC.

The installation process is quite simple and straightforward. I'm sure your Windows PC will get a new life with Chrome OS. Now all that said, let's go ahead and learn how to make your Windows PC look like a Chromebook.

How to install Chrome OS on PC in 2020

Below we will show you the detailed steps on how to install Chrome OS on PC. We can use CloudReady OS Neverware for free which is built from Chromium source, just like Chrome OS is built by Google from the same source as Chrome. The only difference is that you won't get Play Store support with CloudReady. However, there is Linux support on CloudReady, so you should definitely take advantage of Linux apps on Chrome OS. Now that said, let's go ahead and learn about the steps.

Final report: if your PC or laptop has an AMD graphics card, you may have trouble installing Chrome OS. However, go ahead and install Chrome OS to check if it works on your PC.

1. First of all, open the official Neverware page to download the Chrome OS file. Here, scroll down and click "Download USB Maker" in the Windows section. It is a comprehensive tool for downloading Chrome OS and creating a bootable USB drive. Next, connect a USB stick to your PC.

2. Next, run USB Maker you just downloaded and choose the architecture of the PC on which you will install Chrome OS. You can find the architecture by going to My Computer -> Right click and open Properties. Here, “System Type” will mention whether your PC is based on a 64 or 32 bit architecture.

Final report: if you can't find the architecture and the PC is quite old then assume it is a 32bit machine. However, all new PCs, mostly after 2017, are based on the 64-bit architecture.

3. Now, choose your pen drive and click on the “Next” button. It will start downloading the file and thereafter it will automatically create a bootable USB drive. The file size is only 1GB, so it won't take long to download.

4. After the USB drive is ready, click the “Finish” button. Now turn off your PC and turn it back on. The moment you turn on your PC, start pressing the dedicated start key continuously. Here are the launch buttons for various PC manufacturer based laptops and PCs.

5. The PC should show a boot options menu. Choose your USB drive and finally the CloudReady screen will open. If not, look for the button to enter the Internet BIOS for your PC, then start pressing while booting. In the BIOS menu, move the USB drive boot order preference to 1. Now, restart your PC and this time it should boot into the CloudReady screen.

6. After a while, it will show the setup screen. Here, click the time menu in the lower right corner and select “Install OS”.

Final report: if you want to test Chrome OS without installing it, click "Let's Go" and add your Google account. The operating system will run through the USB drive and save all changes in the pen drive without affecting the hard drive.

7. Now, click on “Install CloudReady” to proceed. Note that you cannot have Windows and Chrome OS side by side. So, if you proceed with the installation, your hard drive will be completely wiped, including your personal files. If so, back up your Windows PC before installing Chrome OS.

8. Once again, will ask you for final permission. Click "Erase Hard Drive and Install CloudReady" to finally install Chrome OS on your PC.

9. After installation, the PC shuts down completely. Now, remove the pen drive and turn on your PC. This time it will launch directly into the setup screen. Now go ahead and add your Google account to get started. Enjoy Chrome OS on your Windows computer!

Install Chrome OS on your old PC and bring it back to life

So this is our tutorial on how to install Chrome OS on older PCs and laptops. As you can see, the installation process is quite simple and doesn't require a lot of expertise. All you need to do is download USB Maker and boot your PC via pen drive.

However, if you have any problems installing Chrome OS on your Windows computer, please comment below and let us know. We will certainly try to help you.

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