Google Chrome OS from a USB drive

Ever Thought of Running Google Chrome OS from a USB drive?

Google Chrome OS is to Chromium OS.

Google Chrome OS

Have you heard about the Google Chrome OS? Well every one is aware of the Microsoft’s Window Operating System, but very few knows about the Google’s Chrome Operating System. Though Google is yet to officially release the Google Chrome OS, through its market open source code, you can have the taste of it and enjoy an preview of the awaited much more fanfare release.

Google Chrome OS is an open source member, used mostly by developers, with code that is open for anyone to register, amend and build.

Chrome OS by Google require special hardware configurations to run it smoothly on any PC. However developers have brought out a new incarnation of this OS, code named as Chromium OS Vanilla which is much more lightweight, fast and far more compatible and this can be run by help of an USB stick on any PC.

So How to Run Google Chrome OS from an USB Pen Drive? In the following paras, I am going to list out the various steps which can be followed to run the Chrome OS from an USB Pen drive.

Boot Google Chrome OS from a USB drive: 

You can also run Chromium OS natively on your computer from a USB drive. The process is even simpler with this method:
  • Down load the latest version of the Chrome OS from here. Latest Chrome OS.
  • Extract the Image file (IMG file) by using 7-Zip, WinZip or WinRar and save it on a convenient place e.g. Desktop for further use.
  • Now We are going to copy this Image file on our USB Pen drive and going to make it bootable.
  • To do so, we need fo have Win32 Disk Imager Application. If you don’t have it download and install it from here. Win32 Disk Imager.

  • Now launch the Win32 Disk Imager as shown in the above picture, Give path name for the Image file which you copied on your Desktop, Select the device name for your USB drive letter, and Click on Write button to Copy the Image file unto your USB drive and make it bootable.
  • Once you are done, You can use your Pen drive for launching the Google Chrome OS from any PC just by inserting the Pen drive into the USB and restarting the system.
  • Please ensure that in the BIOS settings of the PCs where you are launching the Chrome OS from the USB, the First Boot Device as the USB.

If all goes well you’ll be presented with a very straightforward setup wizard.


Chrome OS


Hope you enjoy very New Chromium OS Vanilla 🙂

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