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Install Chrome OS On Your Old Laptop PC or Macbook

Discussion in 'Chrome OS and Software' started by Primes, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Primes

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    Technically this is not Chrome Os, it's Chromium OS, but it works the same.
     
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    Wow that is so cool!

    Thanks man, going to try this on a few machines via the USB :)
     
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    Okay update!!

    I actually went ahead and installed it to my USB, and tried it successfully on all laptops, no hiccups, except for a bit of slowdown since it is on the USB.

    Neverware created the CloudReady initiative which is their own Chromium build, which Chrome OS is built upon.

    Blazing fast, I decided to go ahead and install it on my eldest laptop, the Dell XPS M1530, with 4GB of RAM and Intel 120GB 330 SSD, and the machine just flies. Currently my second WS when doing homework, instead of using my gaming MSI for that. I installed the 64bit version, and the only issue I have is that the laptop DOESN'T wake up from sleep properly, the monitor goes bananas.

    The Lenovo N22 Chromebook is for school and bed laziness.

    I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO TRY THIS ON YOUR DYING PC - if it works on the USB, without large hiccups, I would go ahead and kick W7-8-10 in the A** and install CloudReady!!

    HERE is the official supported list of working devices. Which means everything works.

    HERE is the unofficial forum list of working/semi-working devices tested by users.

    Feel free to ask AMA, happy to help :)
     
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    I removed OSX from my MacBook 3.1 and am now running Linux mint 18 on it. Can I dual boot cloudready and Linux on this machine?
     
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    Should technically work.

    Check THIS thread, it has all the Known Working (or Mostly Working) Models being updated by comments by people very often.

    You can maybe creating another partition in Linux and then installing CloudReady on it.

    Otherwise see if you can install CloudReady first, then partition and install Linux afterwards.
     
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    ahhh....maybe i will wait and get the Chromebook plus and be done with it..ha ha!
     
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