Have you exhausted all other options and still wish to install Windows on your Chromebook? Please be aware that this process may require extensive tinkering, the use of third-party drivers, and potentially even opening up your device. There is a risk of damaging your gadget and voiding your warranty. Please be cautious, as you will be held responsible for any issues that may arise. In this guide, we will share how to run Windows 10 on a Chromebook.

Requirements

  • A Chromebook that you wish to run Windows on.
  • A second computer running Windows.
  • A USB flash drive.
  • A USB keyboard and mouse

Preparing the Chromebook

  • Turn off your Chromebook.
  • Remove the write protect screw from the back of the device. Note that the location of this screw may vary, so it may be necessary to do some research to find its exact location.
  • Boot into recovery mode by pressing Esc, Refresh, and Power simultaneously.
  • Enable Developer Mode by pressing Ctrl + D, followed by Enter.
  • Press Ctrl + D to boot Chrome OS.
  • Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T.
  • Type “shell” and hit the Enter button.
  • Enter the following command in the terminal and hit the Enter button:  cd ~; curl -L -O https://mrchromebox.tech/uefi-flash.sh && sudo bash uefi-flash.sh
  • Select “Full coreboot Firmware” and type “Y” to confirm the procedure.
  • To install UEFI firmware, type “U”.

Make Window 10 Bootable Flash Drive

  • Visit the Microsoft official website.
  • Choose the option to “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.”
  • Select your preferred language and click “Next.”
  • Make sure to select the correct edition and architecture of Windows 10.
  • Uncheck the box labeled “Use this PC’s recommended options” to make changes.
  • Click the “Next” button.
  • From the list of USB drives, select the one you wish to use.
  • Click “Next” again.”

Install Windows on a Chromebook laptop

  • Insert the Windows USB flash drive into the Chromebook. If the Chromebook does not automatically boot from the USB device, press Esc to select it.
  • The Chromebook should be connected to a USB keyboard and mouse.
  • Click “Next” after selecting your language and region.
  • Click the “Install” button.
  • When asked about the product key, choose “I don’t have a product key.”
  • Select the version of Windows you wish to install. A home or professional version of Windows 10 is recommended.
  • Choose “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).”
  • Click “Next” after deleting all partitions listed. Ignore any warnings that may appear.
  • Reboot after Windows has been installed.
  • Once the installation is complete, remove the USB flash drive from the Chromebook.
  • When setting up Windows, skip connecting to a network.

We hope that you have successfully run Windows 10 on your Chromebook. Thank you for joining us.