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How to Run Windows 10 on a Chromebook?

We all are familiar with the convenient aspects of Chromebook: however, there is a major prerequisite in it; the missing Windows operating system. In the article, we will discuss possible methods to install a Windows operating system in your Chrome Books. If you are looking for these ways too, then follow the below- written methods cautiously.

Download the Office Suite

If you wish to download the office suite, then pursue the given instructions.

  • Enter the official site of Microsoft Office from the Chrome web browser.
  • Select the ‘Use Free at Office.com’.
  • Choose the Sign In option.
  • Now, you are asked to type the Microsoft Account ID and Password.
  • You will be taken to the page of office.com.
  • You have to select the app that you want to use.
  • You will be forward to the site of that separate app.
  • Now, begin using the online app there.

Install Windows on the Matchable Chromebook

If you would like to install Windows on the matchable Chromebook, then abide by the given steps.

  • Disable the Chromebook and flip it over.
  • Rotate all screws at the lower to delete the plastic panel and add access to the motherboard.
  • You have to locate the write-secure nut. Delete it.
  • Attach the lower cover again of the Chromebook.
  • You may hold the Esc + Refresh + Power keys during the Chromebook is still turned off.
  • The Chromebook will start up and show a text saying that ‘Chrome OS is missing or damaged’.
  • Hold the Control + D and Enter key to disable the OS verification. You will boot into the developer mode.
  • Now, you are preparing to flash the BIOS From Chromebook within the Chrome OS. To launch the terminal screen, hold the Control + Alt + T buttons.
  • Go to the terminal, enter the shell and press the Enter key to access the additional robust Linux shell environment.
  • Reach the screen of terminal run it the command: cd ~; curl -L -O http://mrchromebox.tech/firmware-util.sh; sudo bash firmware-util.sh.
  • It downloads the file of a script and performs it with the root privileges.
  • Choose the option Custom coreboot Firmware (Full ROM) by entering 3 and the Enter button.
  • Hit the Y button to accept to flash the firmware.
  • Type U to install the UEFI firmware.
  • The script will allow you to make a backup copy of the stock firmware of Chromebook and put it on a USB drive. Accept that.
  • After completing the backup process, the script will download the alternate Coreboot firmware and flash it onto the Chromebook.
  • Turn off the Chromebook.
  • You may install the write-protect nut again in case you would like to.
  • Visit ‘microsoft.com’ site.
  • Select the ‘Download tool now’.
  • Choose the ‘Create installation media for another PC’ and download the ISO file.
  • You should download and perform the PowerISO tool.
  • Insert a USB drive into the system.
  • Choose the USB and ‘GPT partition scheme for UEFI and NTFS’.
  • Go to the downloaded Windows 10 ISO image.
  • Select the Start tab to make a Windows USB drive installation media.
  • Now, you are preparing to install the Windows on the Chromebook, so plug the USB drive into the Chromebook.
  • Turn it on. This should boot within the USB.
  • Insert either a USB keyboard or a USB mouse or both to the Chromebook.
  • Usually, install the Windows as on whichever other systems.
  • Delete the USB drive if the Windows installer reboots.
  • Finally, reboot the Chromebook. This will boot Windows from the internal drive of Chromebook and will finish the setup procedure.

Source url:- https://williamsblogpoint.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/how-to-run-windows-10-on-a-chromebook/

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Written by ellygarcia

Ava Williams  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, She has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites 

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