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How to Install Chrome OS Flex: Make an Old PC New Again

In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to install Google Chrome OS Flex on your old laptop or desktop PC. Flex is a distribution of Chrome OS that can be installed on conventional PC hardware to replace other operating systems such as Windows. It’s a Linux based operating system that uses a web browser as its main user interface. Since most of the applications are web based, it works really well even on older computers.

πŸ‘‹ Additional resources
– Differences between Chrome OS and Flex: https://support.google.com/chromeosflex/answer/11542901?hl=en
– Chromebook Recovery Utility: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromebook-recovery-utili/pocpnlppkickgojjlmhdmidojbmbodfm
– Official Installation Guide: https://support.google.com/chromeosflex/answer/11552529?p=flex_ent_form_install&_ga=2.39032804.65114826.1645729593-1785878442.1645729593&visit_id=637813269276744524-4049513527&rd=1

⌚ Timestamps
0:00 Introduction
0:29 What is Chrome OS Flex?
1:19 How to get it & min system requirements
1:58 Create USB installer
3:04 Remove installation media
3:30 Boot from installation media
4:09 Try it first or install Flex
4:52 Wrap up

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  1. For the install, you have two options: (1) You can "Try it out first", which allows you to evaluate Chrome OS Flex. This does not affect your existing operating system or files. (2) You can also install CloudReady, which installs Chrome OS Flex. This will erase any existing files and operating system on your hard drive. If you decide to install, make sure that you have backed up any critical files that you want to keep.

  2. Thank you. This helped my 5 year old dell computer give a brand new life. 😊😊

  3. I have an out of date chromebook….. Will this work on my HP chromebook that has expired software updates?

  4. hey kevin thanks a lot very good video i installed chrome os flex on my old laptop fujitsu lifebook U745

  5. hey Kevin you are a great help you speak and guide very well, you are the bestπŸ‘πŸ’― thanks a lot for the video

  6. can we use ventoy on the usb to download it

  7. After finished the recovery media , starts with creating a recovery image too, I do all the job on my desktop but I needed the OS for my laptop, the question is if I need that image too?

  8. I followed your guidelines to create a recovery usb. It all worked until the last step of actually writing to the usb. It just hung and did not progress. I tried a different usb and still not writing. What was frustrating was that each time I retried it started from scratch to download the image again. And when it failed I cancelled out but the system space was not returned. Each trial cost me around 7 gb of disk space. Any advice?

  9. Hey, i have problem, that i can't make an USB installer, in the 2. step, i can only select some random disks, that aren't even in my PC, and i can't continue. Do you have any fix?

  10. This is actually being sustainable. At least for me, often time I do not need a high spec computer but I enjoy having something swift. I realised only in 2022-23 that simplier systems such as android now runs a lot smoother than win11.

  11. My laptop is showing a white screen when I boot to Chrome OS flex plz help me to fix it

  12. Is that Stiffler? 🀣

  13. This is very useful for people who want to integrate Google into their daily tasks!

  14. the way he explains things it's like he's explaining it to children so basically he thinks everyone is stupid and he has to dumb it down

  15. I'm beginning to think this operating system doesn't actually exist there is no way to download it I have tried a million f**** times you go to the "try os flex" and all it does is tell you how to make a bootable usb but not where to get the .iso

  16. where can i buy chrome installer?

  17. is this means that old windows PC can install Chrome OS system…. need to format the old windows software or not???

  18. Do I have to again create an account on google after downloading the chrome OS. Will I be sign out from all website I sign up in looking forward to your response kevin??

  19. When I put my usb drive stick, I dont get my usb name on the boot manager. Instead I get something called "Linpus lite". When I click it…. it just shows my "acer" boot page and doesnt open anything. What should I do??

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