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Install Guide

Enterprise & Education Edition

Installation Process

1. Get Started: 

On the initial prompt, you will be warned to backup all existing data on the device as proceeding with the installation will wipe all data on your device. 


2. Initiate Installation: 

The next screen will provide a final reminder that proceeding with the next step will overwrite your entire hard disk; proceed with caution. Once you’re confident to proceed with the installation,


3. Installation in Progress: 

Below is the final screen you will see. Depending on the speed of the USB device and the target hard drive, this process should take between 5 and 20 minutes. 

When the installation has finished, your machine will shut itself down completely. When you're sure your machine is powered down, unplug your CloudReady USB Installer and power the device back on.

Note: During the install process, your machine may become idle or dim it’s display. Be sure to use the keyboard or touchpad to check if the machine is fully powered off before removing the USB.

Setup, Enrollment and Sign-In

1. Welcome:

Turning on your device for the first time following installation, you will be presented with a welcome screen where language or accessibility settings can be adjusted. 

  • When ready, click Let’s Go >

2. Setup Network Connectivity:

In the following screen, you’ll need to configure your network and connect to the internet in order to proceed. You can authenticate to wifi or attach ethernet as shown below. 

  • When your network is ready, click Next >

3. Enterprise Enrollment:

If you are using the Education or Enterprise Edition of CloudReady and intend to manage your device with Chrome Enterprise, you must perform the keystroke CTRL+ALT+E before logging in for the first time. 

You will then be prompted for credentials for enrollment. You can read more about enrollment here

We recommend that organizations leverage a feature exclusive to CloudReady, called Mandatory Enterprise Enrollment (MEE), which enables the requirement for devices to be enrolled into a Chrome Enterprise managed domain. Learn more.

4. Sign-in: 

After completing Enterprise Enrollment (or if you choose to skip enrollment) you can proceed to logging in. Note that your email for logging in must be a address, or part of a Google domain registered through G Suite.

Mandatory Enterprise Enrollment (Optional)

As mentioned in the previous enrollment step above, Mandatory Enterprise Enrollment is a management feature for CloudReady that allows IT admins to require that devices be enrolled for Chrome Enterprise management prior to first use, and even optionally set a domain name to restrict enrollment to their chosen G Suite domain.

Read everything you need to know about how it works and how to enable it in our knowledge base article here.

Media Plugin Installation (Optional)

CloudReady offers the option to install several optional multimedia components after install.  These components are:

  • Adobe Flash - used by many websites to provide interactive multimedia content. 
  • Proprietary Media Components - which allows for the support of certain audio formats, such as .mp4.  For a full list, see the detailed Chromium documentation.  

To enable media plugins for your organization’s entire CloudReady fleet, perform the following steps:

  1. Launch a browser section to
  2. Browse to Device Configuration > Manage Plugins as shown below:

 If you are deploying CloudReady for your organization but do not know how to access your account, please contact Neverware Support.