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Windows 7 on Samsung Chromebook 3

I would like to know if I could run windows 7 on my Samsung Chromebook 3 Thank You!

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It's not supported but in theory it should work... why not 10 though?

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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Just now, Sauron said:

It's not supported but in theory it should work... why not 10 though?

Because the chromebook I have only has 16gb of storage so I would like to run windows 7 starter which takes up only a little of the storage space

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18 minutes ago, pplx5568 said:

I would like to know if I could run windows 7 on my Samsung Chromebook 3 Thank You!

If you can somehow make the laptop BIOS handshake with windows 7, sure. But it can be very convoluted and imo with the lack of power of that chromebook, Linux would be a better suit if you need another OS in it.

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You wouldn't be able to get it installed anyway as even some modern Windows 10 eMMC laptops have issues in the setup because they don't have drivers for eMMC installations by default. And especially not Windows 7. But let me tell you this: I installed Windows 7 in virtual machines a ton, and even the Windows 7 Starter with all current updates takes 10+GB of storage, so you won't be able to install it at all. Not to mention that sometimes Chromebooks use cheaper, older WiFi adapters for which they obviously don't provide any drivers as well because they aren't meant to be run with anything else but Chrome OS. Bad idea and you won't make it work. The lack of a "real" BIOS/UEFI is also an issue that you probably can't get fixed.

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5 minutes ago, Benji said:

You wouldn't be able to get it installed anyway as even some modern Windows 10 eMMC laptops have issues in the setup because they don't have drivers for eMMC installations by default. And especially not Windows 7. But let me tell you this: I installed Windows 7 in virtual machines a ton, and even the Windows 7 Starter with all current updates takes 10+GB of storage, so you won't be able to install it at all. Not to mention that sometimes Chromebooks use cheaper, older WiFi adapters for which they obviously don't provide any drivers as well because they aren't meant to be run with anything else but Chrome OS. Bad idea and you won't make it work. The lack of a "real" BIOS/UEFI is also an issue that you probably can't get fixed.

Ok i will then most likely buy  a windows laptop

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4 minutes ago, pplx5568 said:

Ok i will then most likely buy  a windows laptop

Yup, that is your best bet. Chromebooks and non-Windows (except for Macs) machines are usually so "crippled" in terms of BIOS/UEFI or even bootloader capabilities that you wouldn't get another OS to run on them anyway, and with that little space... A new Windows machine will be your best option.

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