Installing CloudReady On An Uncertified Device




  • Luca Polidori

    I tried to install on:
    ASUS EEEbox PC (Intel Celeron 847)
    ACER Veriton

    USB created by Chromeos and Windows. 32 bit and 64 bit

    Three USB:
    KINGSTON 8GB Datatravel
    SANDISK 16GB Ultra Flair 3.0

    I formatted HDD destination hard drive

    Disable secure boot and fast boot
    Different configuration (UEFI, Legacy, default)

    It works fine with the USB but, if i want to install it,  always (both computers) give me the same message:
    Rebbot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.


    Please, can you help me?

  • Alejandro Sanchez

    Hi, can you help me?, please.

    I installed CloudReady on my old PC using CloudReady USB Maker utility, all is fine but I can't connect my wifi. 

    Before I read that after installing CloudReady, you would need an adapter to connect to the internet, because it is not possible to connect to ethernet.

    My problem is that I can not connect to the network, I think it is because it does not detect the adapter, since it indicates that the wifi is turned off.

    Already check the adapter and this works well. Also since I reinstalled CloudReady taking the adapter has been connected, but still does not work.

    How can I install the adapter or what can i do to activate the wifi?, because if I try where this time, back off again.


  • postmart

    Installed successfully on Sony Vaio SVD13216PW

  • Scott Willard

    Hi. I am trying to boot and install on Lenovo ideapad 320. My boot off usb just hangs. I have tried all the settings in bios I can see, can you advise if there is something I am missing.

    All I get is a white screen with cloudready written. On it. I assume it's something in the bios I am missing, fast boot and secure boots are off. Please help.

  • Boo Khan Ming

    Installed successfully on Acer Aspire XC-704 and am a happy CloudReady user since March this year.

  • Jesse Pierce

    Hi Boo Khan Ming - thank you so much for your feedback and for being a proud CloudReady fan!


    Hello, I previously installed the free Home Edition Cloudready on a listed Lenovo Thinkpad using 16Gb PNY USB jumpdrive successfully, not a glitch. Then tried to do the same thing on a Lenovo G580 (G550 is listed) and when booting from the same USB I get straight back to my existing desktop, instead of the install sequence.

    To note, the desktop access is passworded, not sure if that is a factor.  I had to redo (remake) the USB Cloudready installer as it became "corrupted" (?) after the above occurred (a rogue segment appeared on the USB and it had to be wiped clean before creating it as a Cloudready installer again.  Always did 64 bit.

    Want to try a Kingston and perhaps try 32 bit...or does this not have anything to do with it?

    Please help, thanks!

  • Karthika Poduval

    Hello Haryadi, 

    I would suggest you post your query on the Neverware Forum as this is an uncertified model any other users who faced the same issues may be able to help you. We also strongly recommend sticking to the 64-bit version of CloudReady. 

    Thank You!


    Thanks Karthika Poduval, will do!

  • Joey Bananas

     (Why don't you have the quote function turned on with this text editor? It's obviously needed in a forum so as to ask clear questions. )

    Step 4 is completely illogical. 


    Step 4, PC or Apple? 

    - Using a PC? Proceed to Step 4. <<<------this is already step 4. You can't proceed to a step you're already on, so you've created an infinite loop.

    - Using an Apple computer? see below.   <<--- where below? the next line? the 2nd line? at the bottom of the page?

    1. Clear logicboard RAM to speed up the booting time. <<--- the above if-then statements give no logical direction at all as to if this applies to PC or Mac (given you've divided the process). But maybe both perhaps.

    2. If your Mac/ iMac boots to black screen after the installation, set it to boot from CloudReady by default.

  • Jesse Pierce

    @Joey Bananas, thank you for your feedback. I've made adjustments to the article so the steps are clearer. We always appreciate feedback from the community in order to continue to provide the best product to our users. Your feedback helped us make things a little better for everyone, so thank you for that and happy new year.

  • Svkowalski

    Hi! I successfully installed the latest (74.2) beta version of CloudReady on my Acer Aspire Switch 11 V (aka SW5-173-648Z). I set my BIOS to Legacy mode. Previously, I was experiencing freezes and lock-ups with the latest version of Windows 10 (18-9), which made this 2-in-1 laptop unusable. Since installing CloudReady, it's been rock solid.

    I have one request: my touchpad works fine, except for tap-to-click functionality. I was able to overcome that deficiency by following Forrest Smith's helpful instructions here:

    Here is my request: for this Acer computer model, I must re-install the touchpad ID into /etc/gesture/50-neverware.conf each time CloudReady OS is updated. Is it possible to add this information to that file for future upgrades?

    The Touchpad hardware is ITE Tech. Inc. the string to add is:06CB:74DC

    It appears to be compatible with the Synaptics touchpad.


    2019-04-17T22:48:57.038023-05:00 INFO kernel: [    7.037152] input: ITE Tech. Inc. ITE Device(8910) Touchpad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.1/0003:06CB:74DC.0002/input/input16



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