Manual steps in Windows
If you're making your USB installer on a Windows 7, 8, or 10 computer, we recommend using the CloudReady USB Maker. It automates and simplifies this step of the process.
Before starting the manual USB creation process, you must download the .zip file that contains CloudReady. Start by downloading the CloudReady .zip file to your standard downloads folder, not a USB device.
- If you are a current CloudReady customer, or have already signed up for a trial, download the .zip file from my.neverware.com on the Downloads tab.
- You can start a 3 week trial of the Education or Enterprise Editions of CloudReady, totally free, by signing up at try.neverware.com. After signing up, you'll be able to download the .zip file from my.neverware.com.
- If you are an individual user and don't need support or management, download the .zip file for our free Home Edition here.
This guide assumes that you have downloaded your image and that it is in your Downloads folder.
To create your CloudReady USB installer, you need to add the Chromebook Recovery Utility to your browser.
Chromebook Recovery Utility
Click the blue "Add to Chrome" button
You must have this extension installed to create a CloudReady installer. Please make sure you are running Chrome as a Windows user with Administrator privileges.