Windows for Chromebooks installation helper

If you know the model codename of your chromebook, you may enter it here:

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  • developer_modeDeveloper Mode & Flash Firmware
    1. Turn off your device, open the back and remove the Write Protect Screw.
    2. Press Esc + Refresh + Power
    3. Press Ctrl + D and press Enter to enable developer mode
    4. Press Ctrl + D to boot Chrome OS
    5. Open a tab and press Ctrl + Alt + T
    6. Type in "shell" and press Enter.
    7. Paste the following into the shell and press enter
      cd ~; curl -L -O http://mrchromebox.tech/firmware-util.sh && sudo bash firmware-util.sh
    8. Select "Full coreboot Firmware" from the options and select UEFI firmware. Do not select legacy
  • usbInstall Windows from USB
    1. On another computer, create a Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 installer with Rufus as "GPT for UEFI"
    2. Plug the USB Drive into the chromebook
    3. Plug a USB keyboard or mouse in for installation
    4. Turn on the chromebook, and let it boot the USB drive
    Note: If you need to select a different boot device, press any key in "Select Boot Option". Then select "Boot Manager" to select your boot drive.
  • editEnable Testsigning
    1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator
    2. Type in the following command:
      bcdedit -set testsigning on
    3. Press Enter
    4. Restart Windows
  • memoryInstall Chipset Driver

    Download: Link
    (The driver from Windows update works fine, but the one linked on Intel's website is newer and delivers better battery life).

  • laptop_chromebookInstall Intel HD Graphics Driver

    Download: Link
    (The driver from Windows update works fine, but the one linked on Intel's website is newer and delivers better battery life and frame rates in games).

  • sd_storageInstall Rapid Storage Technology Driver

    Download: Link
    (The driver from Windows works, but the one linked on Intel's website is specialized and delivers better battery life).

  • memoryInstall I2C Driver

    Download: Link
    The driver from Windows Update does not work. Make sure to install this for working touchpad/touch screen.

  • memoryInstall Chipset Driver

    Download: Link
    (The driver from Windows update works fine, but the one linked on Intel's website is newer and delivers better battery life).

  • laptop_chromebookInstall Intel HD Graphics Driver

    Download: Link
    (The driver from Windows update works fine, but the one linked on Intel's website is newer and delivers better battery life and frame rates in games).

  • sd_storageInstall Rapid Storage Technology Driver

    Download: Link
    (The driver from Windows works, but the one linked on Intel's website is specialized and delivers better battery life).

  • keyboardInstall Keyboard Driver

    Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the driver.

  • keyboardInstall BYT/BSW Keyboard Driver

    Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the driver.

  • mouseInstall Touchpad Driver

    Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the driver.

  • touch_appInstall Atmel Touch Screen Driver

    Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the driver.

  • touch_appElan Touch Screen

    Download: Link
    Open Device manager and search for an unknown device that has a Hardware ID of either "ACPI\VEN_ELAN&DEV_0001" or "ACPI\ELAN0001". Under the driver tab, click "Update Driver" and browse to the crostouchscreen2 driver. Then install.

  • volume_upInstall Realtek HD Audio Driver

    Download: Link
    Download and run the installer.

  • volume_upAudio Card
  • keyboardKeyboard Backlight Driver

    Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the driver.

  • sd_storageSD Card Reader

    Download the SD Card reader driver here: Link

  • live_helpSupport

    For Support, please see: https://reddit.com/r/chrultrabook