In this guide, we will explain to you how to install Chrome OS Flex. Google’s Chrome OS Flex is a good option especially if you are looking to use it on your old desktops or laptops.
You can install Chrome OS Flex on Windows, Mac, or Linux devices. It offers you many of the features available on Chrome OS devices.
How to install Chrome OS Flex?
To get started we require to create a USB installer.
- On your Chrome OS, Windows, or Mac device, open the Chrome browser.
- Go to the Chrome web store.
- At the top right, click Add to Chrome.
- When prompted, click Add extension.
The Chromebook Recovery Utility is now an extension in your Chrome browser. Once the USB installer is ready you can erase your current OS from devices and permanently replace it with Chrome OS Flex.
Before you begin
Check to see if your device models are certified—Google regularly tests, maintains, and certifies Chrome OS Flex features and functionality on many individual models. While Chrome OS Flex might work on non-certified devices, we do not guarantee performance, functionality, or stability.
- Full list of certified devices, see the Certified models list.
- List of Chrome OS Flex certified models.
- There are a few differences between Chrome OS Flex and Chrome OS.
Requirements for installing Chrome OS Flex
- USB installer
- USB drive: 8 GB or more.
- System: Windows, Mac, or Linux device to install Chrome OS Flex on
- Minimum device requirements:
- Architecture: Intel or AMD x86-64-bit compatible device
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal storage: 16 GB
- Bootable from USB drive
- BIOS: Full administrator access. You’ll need to boot from the Chrome OS Flex USB installer and make some adjustments in the BIOS if you run into issues.
- Processor and graphics: Components made before 2010 might result in a poor experience.
- Note: Intel GMA 500, 600, 3600, and 3650 graphics hardware do not meet Chrome OS Flex performance standards.