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CloudReady is the free, easy way to convert your computer to Chrome.

Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right place.

What’s the CloudReady: Home Edition?

The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended for personal use by individuals. It offers the same experience as our paid versions, but it doesn't come with access to our Support team, and Home Edition machines can't be enrolled in the Google Admin console.

(If you're interested in finding out how the paid Enterprise or Education editions of CloudReady can help your organization at scale, we suggest you check out our free trial instead.)

The tools and instructions below will help you install the latest version of CloudReady: Home Edition, v76.3. Now, let's get you on the road to using a better OS!

How to install CloudReady

 
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Step 1

Check your network & hardware compatibility

Before you begin, head over to our Install Guide to:

  • Learn CloudReady's critical requirements

  • Test your network compatibility

  • Find out if your computer is one of our certified models

 
Note: If your computer does not appear on our certified models list, it does not mean that it won’t work with CloudReady. When we say a device is certified, it simply means that we guarantee that it will work.

We always recommend that you test CloudReady on any uncertified model by creating the USB installer and then live-booting the device from the USB stick. That way you can test performance without overwriting your current operating system.
 
 
Step 2

Build your CloudReady installer

To install the Home Edition, you’ll need to create an installer using an 8GB (or greater) USB stick.

There are two ways to do this:

 
Note: The machine you use to create your USB installer does not need to be the computer you plan to install CloudReady on, so even if you are a Mac or Chrome OS user, we recommend temporarily switching to a Windows computer to create your CloudReady USB installer.
 
CloudReady USB Maker

If you have access to a Windows computer:

If you have access to a Windows 7 or newer computer, we recommend you download our CloudReady USB Maker. It's a wizard-based tool that will guide you through the process of making a bootable CloudReady USB. Using the USB Maker will prevent issues and save time.
 
 
Mac or Chromebook user? No problem!

If you're using a Mac or a Chromebook:

Download the appropriate CloudReady image below to your Downloads folder (not to the USB stick) and then follow the appropriate link below to our Install Guide for detailed instructions on how to proceed:
 

64-bit Checksums:
MD5SUM   SHA1SUM   SHA256SUM

 

Warning

At the end of August 2019, Neverware will stop builds, releases, and updates for 32bit images for all CloudReady editions.

For the vast majority of devices, 64bit CloudReady offers more features, better security, and better hardware support.


32-bit Checksums:
MD5SUM   SHA1SUM   SHA256SUM

 
 
  • If you're using a Mac, click here for instructions on how to finish building your CloudReady installer after downloading the image.

  • If you're using a Chromebook, click here for instructions on how to finish building your CloudReady installer after downloading the image.

 
 
Step 3

Use the new USB installer to install CloudReady.

Installation Guide
Detailed, step-by-step instructions on installing CloudReady.
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