How to turn your old PC into a speedy Chromebook for free

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown how you can take an outdated computer and turn it into a speedy Chromebook using Cloudready.


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24 thoughts on “How to turn your old PC into a speedy Chromebook for free

  • March 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Just install linux !! You get way more out of the computer than with chromium os

  • March 19, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Or just boot Linux with is free and 100% better and more compatible with older devices.

  • March 30, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Why install Chrome? If your laptop is too slow then install any light version of Linux from a live USB or CD. Then you'll be able to run decent programs instead of crappy so-call apps (which are just programs by another name but usually not very good ones). Whatever you do keep the original Windows installation. It comes in handy sometimes.

  • April 11, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Thx alot my 8 year old laptop is running faster then my my new 2017 laptop!!

  • April 12, 2018 at 5:39 am

    does this chrome os speed up the old beast? or is it just an alternative OS?

  • April 16, 2018 at 4:55 am

    i did this to my acer mini pc. Not good, lots of problem. My printer still wont work. I tried everything. wont find all the pics and music i have on my exterior hard drive. I loaded all my stuff on google drive and it does not identify it. But a chrome book laptop that worked my better. than a converted pc.

  • April 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    I revolutionised an old Samsung NC10 Notepad by upgrading the hard drive to a 32GB SSD and installing Chrome OS. May it give many more years of service!

  • April 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Why would anyone do this apart from that school he was talking about. Let alone to a T430, if anything it's a great laptop to bring to parties since it's pretty much indestructible

  • April 28, 2018 at 8:49 am

    already have android phone, so i dont want a laptop version android…
    i want a real windows.

  • May 1, 2018 at 8:22 am

    "Install Flash. It's optional, but a good idea." Installing Flash hasn't been a good idea for several years now.

    Also, you might as well just install a lightweight Linux distro on your old machines. They'll do more and still be responsive.

  • May 4, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Put a SSD in, yawn I do not need to watch the video. An SSD turns any old computer into a super computer.

  • May 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    i was hoping for a way to speed up a laptop i use a 10 yearold hp 15 envy laptop almost regularly however its just too slow and i have too much data does anyone know if i can save my data on a thumbdrive and then copy it back to the laptop after the OS swap or will my data no longer work? thx in advance.

  • May 12, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Heard install flash it's a good idea and instantly had to check the date this was released

  • May 17, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    You think you can talk any faster and post zero links related to the video? I had to rewind 4 times to finally understand you said neverware

  • May 17, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Hey guys, download the Chromixium .iso from the Internet. Its an Linux OS that is same as Chrome. Its gives you google docs, etc. This will work for most old PCs.

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