Thanks for choosing CloudReady: Home Edition

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

The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended only 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, v68.4. Now, let's get you on the road to using a better OS!

CloudReady Home Edition

Step 1: Check your network & hardware compatibility

Before you begin, head over to our Install Guide to read up on CloudReady's critical requirements, test your network compatibility, and determine if your computer is one of our certified models.

After you've done that, come back here and proceed to Step 2: Build your CloudReady installer.

 

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.

 CloudReady USB Maker

Windows user?  Try the USB Maker.

If you're using a Windows 7 or newer computer, we recommend you download our CloudReady USB Maker. It guides you through the process of making a bootable CloudReady USB to prevent issues and save time. 

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.

After you've built your USB installer, follow the instructions in our Installation Guide to begin installing CloudReady.

 Mac or Chromebook user? No problem!

Mac or Chromebook user?  No problem!

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

  • If you're using a Mac, click here for instructions on how to proceed after downloading the image.

  • If you're using a Chromebook, click here for instructions on how to proceed after downloading the image.

 

Suitable for most computers.
 

64-bit Checksums:
MD5SUM   SHA1SUM   SHA256SUM

 

Only for older computers and netbooks, as noted on our certified models list.

32-bit Checksums:
MD5SUM   SHA1SUM   SHA256SUM

 

What's next? Some helpful documentation.

 
 Start Installing CloudReady

Start Installing

Follow our install guide for detailed, step-by-step instructions on installing CloudReady.

 
 Get Help with CloudReady

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