Re-Release of v47.1, 64-bit release, Major Update Bug, and RAM Recommendation

Hey everybody,

 

There's a lot happening here and, after a little radio-silence while we got our sea-legs, we want to communicate all of it as clearly and transparently as possible.

 

1) v47.1 is being re-released today

We released v47.1 some time ago but, upong recognizing an issue with updates and some wifi troubles, halted updated. We've rectified the wifi issue and grown to understand the update issue (see below) and so are re-releasing v47.1 today as an OtA (for those who can get it) and as a fresh install image. Read our blog post for more details.

 

2) Our first 64-bit release premieres today

You asked for it, and we did it. CloudReady will come in 32 and 64 bit formats going forward. Most machines will work with 64-bit CloudReady (except Atom chips and very old chips) but moving from 32-bit to 64-bit requires a reinstall. We recommend you take the time to do so. Same blog post announces this feature .

 

3) A Major Bug with Updates

We've found a major bug with updates that, for many many users, will necessitate a reinstall in order for OtA updates to resume. The bug is related in deep detail in our blog. We deeply regret the mistake, and are laser-focused on avoiding future events of this kind. We hope you'll take this opportunity to switch to 64-bit as well.

 

4) Change to RAM Recommendations

We've seen, over the last few releases, that machines with 1GB RAM or less are likely to exhibit poor performance, sometimes as extreme as freezing. We don't want anyone to have a poor experience on CloudReady, and want to recommend specifications consistent with modern Chromebooks. For this reason, we're moving to recommend 2GB RAM or more on all CloudReady machines, and removing official paid support for machines that do not meet this requirement. 

 

Please know how seriously we take these changes, delays, and issues. We are always improving our process, technology, and focus, and appreciate your patience and tolerance for inconveniences and changes.

 

Thanks for using CloudReady,

Forrest

 

 

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Aaaaaand we're live.

v47.1 Release Info:

32bit:                                                                        
zip archive: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.67/cloudready-free-47.1.67.bin.zip  
MD5SUM: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.67/MD5SUM            
SHA1SUM: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.67/SHA1SUM          
SHA256SUM: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.67/SHA256SUM      
                                                                             
64bit:                                                                        
zip archive: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.66/cloudready-free-47.1.66.bin.zip  
MD5SUM: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.66/MD5SUM            
SHA1SUM: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.66/SHA1SUM          
SHA256SUM: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.66/SHA256SUM

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16 Comments

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    Courtney

    Saw the blog post does the new zip contain the 64 bit version as well cause there's only one link?

    Edit: Just saw one of your recent posts in the forums so it's getting released later today?

    Edited by Courtney
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    Forrest Smith

    New release(and thus 64 bit) is not yet live - coming in the next hour or two.

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    Courtney

    Ah OK thanks just erased my usb and put the new 32 bit on using chrome recovery tool lol. now have to erase it again lol.

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    Mark Stevenson

    At what stage will the 64 bit version fail if the hardware is not capable of running it? Is there a check before install?

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    Courtney

    @Mark

    I asked a somewhat similar question but according to Forrest he basically said if your computer is 64 bit and runs on the regular 32 bit version your computer will more then likely work. He said the only incompatible things would be atom processors 2015 and above and atom processors 2006 and below. So guessing there should be no incompatibles if you already run a working cloudready.

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    Forrest Smith

    The 32-bit image will work on either type of computer.

    The 64-bit image will fail immediately on boot if it is not supported - the message will literally explain that the 64-bit OS is not supported.

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    Courtney

    OH ok then wasn't similar then lol.

     

    Edit: Also thanks for updating the article with the recent versions and the 64 bit version as well. 

    Edited by Courtney
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    Forrest Smith

    http://www.neverware.com/freedownload - live from here as well. Enjoy! We love you guys.

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    Ruslan

    Thanks for x64

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    Mark Stevenson

    Did a re-install of the 47.1.? version and it just OTA updated to 47.1.67 so looks like the update function is working again. I've an Atom so I guess 64bit is not for me.

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    Courtney

    @ Mark
    see the last post lol. 

    Here's the quote

    "3) Most computers that support our 32-bit builds will work with 64-bit. The exceptions are most Atom chips prior to 2015 and chips made in 2006 and below (Core Solo/Duo are 32-bit only, while Core 2 Solo/Duo are 64bit)."

     

    Edited by Courtney
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    Forrest Smith

    Just to clarify, all Atoms until the last year or so were 32-bit only. Also, non-Atom but older processors (like Pentium 4, Core Solo) are 32-bit only.

    Very new Atoms or anything else later than 2006/7 will be 64-bit capable.

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    Courtney

    Makes sense and from what I understand it should work as long as it's a 64 bit processor and that a 64 bit atom processor has been kind of rare until recently.

    Edit: So basically only try it if you know for sure that your Atom processor is 64 bit.

    Edited by Courtney
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    Greg Pikitis

    I'm glad I now have on my 64x AMD V120 but I have problems when watching a video, the computer starts to hang but I found a solution to this problem: to connect headphones and disconnect. It helps but not for long, I think the problem is in the drivers or something like that

    Edited by Greg Pikitis
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    Forrest Smith

    Greg -

    Can you compare to the 32 bit version for me? Also - how much RAM is in that machine?

    Best to open a new thread if you can - I'll be sure to reply there.

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    Greg Pikitis

    Forest-
    these problems have on 32x I just wrote about them, I plan to try 64x soon. I have 2GB RAM

    Notebook eMachines E442 (eME442)

    Edited by Greg Pikitis
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