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    Default Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    Just wondering?
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    Default Re: Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    Is it possible? Yes. Is it feasible? Not really.

    A short list of why it's too hard.
    You need a custom BIOS
    You need to physically take the Chromebook apart
    Finding drivers

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    Default Re: Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    Gary, use https://remotedesktop.google.com.
    You will be accessing a MS Windows machine's screen from a Chromebook.

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    Default Re: Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    OK. I get it. It just seems the Chromebooks offer good features for the price. But I am not really in the market for a laptop.
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    Default Re: Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    Gary, the whole rational behind a Chromebook was to have a lightweight processor with limited storage connected to lots of on-line Google apps.
    A form of the thin client concept where most work was through the browser.

    My preference would be for a domain specific language, like REBOL, that can have any number of client applications, operating system, even processor, all running fast and tight or even an Acorn Archimedes, but that is another universe.

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    Default Re: Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    Gary. Me a dummy, but I thought that the Chrome book, basically has MS operating system, but as @acorn mentioned it’s all Chrome apps. Learn something everyday I guess, but I would have thought that that it’s not, on its own, a new operating system.
    I do a lot of secretarial minutes for three orgs, and just have a Mac for that.
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    Default Re: Can a Chromebook run Windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by bwood View Post
    Gary. Me a dummy, but I thought that the Chrome book, basically has MS operating system, but as @acorn mentioned it’s all Chrome apps. Learn something everyday I guess, but I would have thought that that it’s not, on its own, a new operating system.
    I do a lot of secretarial minutes for three orgs, and just have a Mac for that.
    Bill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromebook places the device firmly in Android and Linux space.

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