The operating system also gives you security protection from threats such as malware and ransomware, and users will get a fast and modern work environment with background updates reducing downtime while boosting productivity. Although Google offers many Chromebooks from different manufacturers that come preloaded with ChromeOS, the company now provides the ChromeOS Flex variant to give old computers a second life, especially for devices not compatible with Windows 11. This guide will teach you the steps to install ChromeOS Flex on an old Windows-based computer.

ChromeOS Flex system requirements Create ChromeOS Flex USB flash media Install ChromeOS Flex

ChromeOS Flex system requirements

Although Google only supports specific devices, you can still install the operating system on virtually any hardware as long as it meets the minimum requirements:

Processor: Intel or AMD x86-64-bit. Memory: 4GB. Storage: 16GB.

The requirements to run ChromeOS Flex are minimal, but Google says that processors and graphics made before 2010 may result in a poor user experience. Aside from system requirements, you will also need a USB flash drive of at least 8GB to create the installation media.

Create ChromeOS Flex USB flash media

To create a ChromeOS Flex installation media, connect a USB flash drive of 8GB, and use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you can proceed with the clean installation of ChromeOS Flex.

Install ChromeOS Flex

To install ChromeOS Flex on a Windows device, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the operating system will install on the computer.

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