Alternate installer creation for Windows Users

 

The below is credited to User Robert Isberto. THANKS!

 

As a Windows 7 user, I ran into 3 missteps along the way. Thanks to the responsive support team at neverware I was able to get to finally overcome each issue and am loving my cloudready experience.

I outline my cloudready installation experience in detail at the link below:
https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1215090-getting-ready-to-be-cloudready-3-tips-to-save-your-sanity?page=1#entry-5084153

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    Dan Richards

    On Windows 10 with the 64 bit version of Chrome, I couldn't build the installer with the recovery tool, so I used Rufus. WinRAR didn't have a problem with the ZIP file.

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    Meinharttv

    yes, Rufus win7 tool worked on creating an installer finally, after errors in google´s Recovery Tool......:
    - used WIndows 7 64 bit and chrome browser, the Google Recovery gave errors, no installer was created. Tried some other tools, no sucess either.

    Rufus was the solution:
    - leave all check boxes "as they are",
    - open the bin-file with cloudready downloaded image, then run, and wait,
    - status % is displayed in RUFUS,
    - whjen all is finsihed, installation from USB should be working properly, ;))

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    Random Internet Surfer AKA RIS

    I used Win32Disk Imager I am assuming Rufus works great but I can admit Google Recorvery Thingie is pretty broken even for someone I know who uses a 'Google' chromebook.

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    Gia

    Hello..I have an aspire one acer zg5.. When U launch the Chromebook creation tool u r asked to either enter your s/n or select your computer and model # from a drop down box. My acer zg5 is not listed to choose from and the tool does not accept or recognize my s/n. Is this alternate extractor tool an option for me? Or is there another option anyone can suggest to me?? I've seen posts by others who have successful installed cloudready on their acer aspire one ZG5 same model # but how Cloudready was installed or unzipped is not noted..any help would be very much appreciated..and thank u neverware and google!! I've lost 4 laptops over the past several years due to Microsoft first losing support with win xp then the attempted download of win 10 several times without my knowledge which led to a major system crash of our $4,000 laptop..and that was the cost in 2008. I cannot afford that now. I will never do windows again! I have been looking at and educating myself on Linux and alternate distros then read about cloudready...this is perfect for my 11 year old who has been keeping up her high honor grades despite our loss of computer access...she had to do literature homework on my iPhone
    : ( ..I hope someone can help us..thank u all!!

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    Meinharttv

    Hi Gia,

    I think your problem goes a little deeper, if problems I would recommend a PC Specialist to install it. Maybe someone could send you a working USB Stick, maybe cheaper then trying hours to build one... . Even I had some problems then,

    1. The installation Process on PCs:
    - First of all you should, after creating a proper USB installation stick,
    put the stick into your pc - note: if older PC with only USB 2.0 - USE JUST USB 2.0 Sticks!
    - Then Start your PC, by pressing F12 or System relevant key to modify Start order (if neessary check web for your machine specs / key, or start PC - Press F2 to go to BIOS - go to startup order - put USB as FIRST in startorder-list - Press SAVE changings in BIOS - leave BIOS - RESTART from USB then....) ,
    - so if start from USB stick works, the PC should take Chrome as startsystem from USB, not the old system from the internal harddisk.
    - The machine then runs Google from USB, then you can test it, and INSTALL it on internal Harddisk, keyboard and langauage settings should be modified due to machine / country.
    - what could also happen: some BIOSes dont allow other systems, as they use UEFI BIOS. What you can try is to set again with F2 on start in your BIOS the mode BACK to "LEGACY Bios" -
    - Then it should work on installations,

    2. Creating an appropriate Startup USB Stick for Chrome:
    for me the small shareware tool "Rufus" was the only working solution, make USB install with appropriate size on an USB stick, I used a 16GB, or use a larger one.
    - leave all check boxes "as they are",
    - open the bin-file with cloudready downloaded image, then run, and wait,
    - status % is displayed in RUFUS,
    - be patient, the Google System takes some time, as its big and has lots of partitions to create on installer, some brute force things too. so Be PATIENT until rufus says "finished"
    - when all is finsihed, installation from USB should be working properly, ;))

    Rufus win7 tool worked on creating an installer finally, after errors in google´s Recovery Tool......:
    - used WIndows 7 64 bit and chrome browser, the Google Recovery gave errors, no installer was created. Tried some other tools, no sucess either.

    BR
    Alexander, Vienna

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    Meinharttv

    ...and when working with Rufus, just select the downloaded file from neverware in Rufus, the rest should be executed by the Rufus tool, as far as i remember....

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