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 https://coolstar.org/chromebook/setup-firmware.sh && sudo bash setup-firmware.sh
    8. Select "Full coreboot Firmware" from the options.
  • developer_modeUpdate Firmware

    Note: Does not need to be done if you just flashed firmware from Chrome OS or Linux! To Update Firmware from Inside Windows, you may use this tool: Download: Link
    (Only supported on Haswell, Broadwell and Bay Trail currently).

  • 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.
  • 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 Chipset Driver

    Download: Link
    The driver I2C 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 Remap Utility

    Note: This utility adds key remppings for your chromebook. Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the utility. List of remappings:

    1. LCtrl + F1 (Back Arrow): Browser Back
    2. LCtrl + F2 (Forward Arrow): Browser Forward
    3. LCtrl + F3 (Refresh): Browser Refresh/F5
    4. LCtrl + F4 (Full Screen): Full Screen/F11
    5. LCtrl + LShift + F4 (Full Screen): Project/Extend Screen
    6. LCtrl + F5 (Window List): Task View (Windows 10)
    7. LCtrl + LShift + F5 (Window List): Take Screenshot
    8. LCtrl + F6 (Brightness Down): Brightness Down
    9. LCtrl + F7 (Brightness Up): Brightness Up
    10. LCtrl + F8 (Volume Mute): Volume Mute
    11. LCtrl + F9 (Volume Down): Volume Down
    12. LCtrl + F10 (Volume Up): Volume Up
    13. LCtrl + Left Arrow: Home
    14. LCtrl + Right Arrow: End
    15. LCtrl + Up Arrow: Page Up
    16. LCtrl + Down Arrow: Down
    17. LCtrl + Backspace: Delete
    18. RCtrl + 1: F1
    19. RCtrl + 2: F2
    20. RCtrl + 3: F3
    21. RCtrl + 4: F4
    22. RCtrl + 5: F5
    23. RCtrl + 6: F6
    24. RCtrl + 7: F7
    25. RCtrl + 8: F8
    26. RCtrl + 9: F9
    27. RCtrl + 0: F10
    28. RCtrl + -: F11
    29. RCtrl + =: F12

  • 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

    Note: This driver is not signed and requires enabling testsigning
    To enable testsigning:
    bcdedit -set testsigning on
    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_upInstall Maxim 98090 Audio Driver

    Download: Link
    Download and run the installer.

  • volume_upAudio Card
  • keyboardKeyboard Backlight Driver

    Note: This driver is not signed and requires enabling testsigning
    To enable testsigning:
    bcdedit -set testsigning on
    Download: Link
    Simply run the installer to install the driver.

  • sd_storageSD Card Reader

    Download the SD Card reader driver here: Link

  • sd_storageCompress Installation

    To free up storage, compress Windows 10 by running the following in an Admin Command Prompt:

    compact.exe /compactos:always

  • live_helpSupport

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