Can I install the Google Chrome OS as the only operating system on a computer?

Ray Taylor December 9, 2012

Can you install Google Chrome OS to a hard drive that does not have Windows on it?

  1. Ahmed Musani
    December 12, 2012 at 7:59 am

    you may undergo a lot of compatibility issues. i ssuggest keep a backup OS as well.

  2. Justin Pot
    December 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    You could try Chromium Lime, outlined here:


    Odds are, however, that the drivers won't work on your laptop – it's mostly for netbooks. Don't worry, though, because you can install Ubuntu, then install Chromium desktop. Outline here:


    Hope this is helpful; I spent a bit of time on both these articles.

  3. Mihovil Pletikos
    December 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    there is no much point of doing so.... you'll get crippled cloud os with lot of spyware... if you want something like this go with pepermint or joliecloud....

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Why not give Joli OS a look, I find it more evolved and matured than Chrome OS and both in similar lines.

  5. Junil Maharjan
    December 10, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Yes you can but Chrome OS is a cloud based operating system. So i don't see much point in that.

  6. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 10, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Yes, you certainly can install the Chromium OS as the only standalone OS in your computer.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      December 10, 2012 at 2:38 am

      However, I will suggest you to also give a look at alongwith the official site you may have already referred to.

  7. Jim Chambers
    December 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

    You may have trouble due to its very limited hardware support.

  8. josemon maliakal
    December 10, 2012 at 1:46 am

    i think yes, but what is the advantage for that?

  9. Jason Mullins
    December 10, 2012 at 1:36 am

    i don't think it is possible at the moment but a little research won't hurt.

  10. ha14
    December 10, 2012 at 12:34 am

    you can get an open source build of Chromium OS, which may or may not work for your laptop.

    How to Install Chromium OS on Your Netbook’s Hard Drive

    Burn the ISO image to a blank CD using your image burning program

    How to Download and Install the Google Chrome OS 1.0.628 RC

    • Douglas Mutay
      December 10, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Very interesting. Thanks for these link. I didn't knew this was possible. I have an old dell netbook and will try it.

    • Roomy Naqvy
      December 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Yes, very interesting. Even I didn't think this was possible to do.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      December 12, 2012 at 5:47 am

      I believe this is the best answer you can get. Chromium comes in two flavor, Vanilla and Lime, and you can choose which version suits you better.

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