Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Install Windows

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HP – Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE, Chromebook 14 G4, Chromebook 13 Lenovo – 100S Chromebook, N20 / N20P Chromebook, N21 Chromebook, ThinkCentre Chromebox, ThinkPad 11e Chromebook, N22 Chromebook, Thinkpad 13 Chromebook, Thinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 3. Chromebook's are pretty powerful devices, but Chrome OS can really throttle the actual usability of them. After installing Windows they can become fully fled.

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In this video we’ll look at How to Upgrade Chromebook Storage.

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  • Plug the USB drive into your Chromebook and power on your Chromebook. It should automatically boot from the USB drive, showing you the Windows installer. If it doesn’t automatically boot from the USB drive, press any key when “Select Boot Option” appears on your screen. You can then select “Boot Manager” and select your USB devices.

Upgrading Chromebook storage is easy, but there are some caveats:

  • Not all Chromebooks can be upgraded.
  • Not all Chromebooks use an M.2 drive.
  • Some Chromebooks may use SSDs.
  • Some Chromebooks may use other sizes (in dimensions) of drives.

When you do this, you’ll lose the data on your device, so make sure you have a bootable USB before you get started in order to get your operating system of choice installed once you’ve changed out your storage drive.

The process of changing the storage in the Acer C720 Chromebook is pretty easy. Remove all the fasteners from the bottom of the device.

  • Remove the bottom of the device.
  • Locate the M.2 drive.
  • Remove the retention fastener.
  • Remove the M.2 drive.
  • Install the new M.2 drive making sure that it is fully inserted.
  • Install the retention fasteners.
  • Replace the bottom of the Chromebook.
  • Replace the fasteners to secure the bottom of the Chromebook.

Install the operating system you’d like on your Chromebook. In most cases, you’ll just reinstall ChromeOS with a Chromebook Recovery USB. If you have a modified BIOS, you can install whatever operating system you’d like as long as it’s compatible.

If you’d like to pick up one of these M.2 drives, you can pick up the one I got (with relatively fast shipping) over at Banggood.com.

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One of the most popular articles on this site shows how to install Ubuntu and Minecraft on the HP Chromebook.

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Some people have found the guide difficult to follow and so I have decided to rework it and I also retested all the steps to make sure they work correctly.
This guide shows how to install Ubuntu with the Unity desktop on a HP Chromebook using Crouton.
I have cut out any waffle and I have left out all of the other switches that you can use with Crouton so that this is a basic streamlined approach to installing Ubuntu and Unity.
Feel free to read the original guide if you would prefer to try out different desktop environments or Debian.

Create Recovery Media

Before you begin make sure that you have created recovery media in case everything goes wrong.
Click here for a guide to creating recovery media on for the HP Chromebook.

Switch To Developer Mode

Bookmark this page (CTRL + D) or send a link to your email as the next step will place your Chromebook into developer mode.
To enter developer mode press the following key combination:
Esc + Refresh + Power Button
(The refresh button is the 4th button from the left at the top and looks like a curly arrow).
Enter Recovery Mode On HP Chromebook

Don't panic when the screen above appears. This is part of the process. Simply enter the following key combination to enter developer mode:
A message will appear stating that you are about to enter developer mode and that this voids your warranty. This is why you need to create a recovery drive first.
If you are happy to continue press the enter key.

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Enter Developer Mode On HP Chromebook

The computer will now enter developer mode and it can take quite a while to do so. (Approximately 30 - 40 minutes).
When the process is complete you will see the following screen.
Developer Mode

Every time you start your Chromebook using the power button the above screen will appear.
NOTE: Always press CTRL + D to get past this screen.
NOTE ALSO: You will be required to set up your internet connection and enter your user details the first time you use the Chromebook in developer mode.

Download Crouton

To install Ubuntu on the HP Chromebook you will need to download a script called Crouton.
Click here to download Crouton.

Install Ubuntu Using Crouton

Open the Chrome browser and press the following key combination:
Crosh Shell
A terminal window will open.
Now enter the following command into the window to switch to a command shell:
Command Shell

To install Ubuntu with the Unity desktop enter the following command:
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t unity -e

I am not going to go into too much detail about the command.
Please read the original guide to installing Ubuntu on the HP Chromebook to find out about all the switches.
All you really need to know is that the above command installs Ubuntu 14.04, which is the LTS version, with the Unity desktop.
How long this process takes depends on your internet connection speed. It took about 45 minutes on my Chromebook.
When the script is near the end you will be asked to enter the name of a user to be associated with Ubuntu and a password. This will be your login information for Ubuntu.
NOTE: To get back to Chrome after Ubuntu starts press CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW
(The left arrow is the one next to the ESC button at the top).

When the installation is complete you will be back at the command prompt. To start Ubuntu enter the following command:
sudo startunity

Setting Up Ubuntu

Ubuntu On The HP Chromebook

This is the section that really improves on the previous guide as it shows how to get Ubuntu to be just like the Ubuntu you would install on a normal laptop.
As you can see from the screenshot above, this is a barebones Ubuntu and Unity install. There are no applications installed.

Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Recovery

To set up Ubuntu properly open up a terminal window by using the following key combination:
A terminal window will open.
Now enter the following command into the window:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Enter your password when asked to do so.
All of the files required for Ubuntu will now be downloaded, extracted and installed. Again this can take some time depending on your internet connection.
Restart Ubuntu to see the changes.

Starting Ubuntu On Subsequent Boots Of The Chromebook

Whenever you start the Chromebook from a powered off position you will find yourself at the following screen.
HP Chromebook In Developer Mode

Press CTRL + D to enter ChromeOS.

ChromebookFrom ChromeOS open a Chrome browser window and press CTRL + ALT + T to open a terminal.

Enter shell into the terminal window to reach a command shell.

Finally type sudo startunity to start Ubuntu.

Important Key Commands

Press CTRL + ALT + LEFT to get back to ChromeOS from within Ubuntu.
Press CTRL + ALT + RIGHT followed by CTRL + ALT + REFRESH to switch back to Ubuntu from ChromeOS.
NOTE: The left arrow is the one next to the escape key on the top row of keys and the right arrow key is the one next to it.


Hopefully this guide will make it easier for people to install Ubuntu on the HP Chromebook.
As usual, feel free to use the comments section below if you need further guidance.

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I have rewritten the part showing how to install Minecraft on the HP Chromebook as well.