Chrome OS Flex Download, Install Guide, ISO & Everything

This article might help you get started with preparing Chrome OS flex bootable installation USB. This requires a few things which include downloading Chrome OS flex system file (the Image is in .BIN format instead of standard .ISO format).

Chrome OS flex, more like Chrome OS for non-Chromebooks. Running Chrome OS (unofficial) is not new but now it’s from Google itself, Google acquired Cloudready in 2020 (it was a project to bring Chrome OS to desktop) later Google named it Cloudready 2.0 which is also known as Chrome OS flex.

Get Chrome OS Flex ISO BIN system image.

📍You can get a downloadable system image from Google. (File size is around 1GB)

Burn it to USB using a tool like Rufus (a handy tool to create a bootable USB).

Please note that the article title might say you’ll get an ISO but it’ll be a .BIN (where files are stored in binary format) where files are usually compressed in an ISO.

Google chrome os flex file
Chrome OS flex

Once you have this file, download a tool such as Rufus and burn it straightforwardly. Optionally If you’re using the Chromebook utility chrome extension, click the setting icon and select a local file option, choose the file that you’ve and start the process.

Google chrome os flex creating usb

That’s it now boot it from the USB with these common keys F1, F2, F8 – F12, ESC, Delete. Optionally when you’re exhausted getting into boot menu, try booting into BIOS and set USB to boot first.

Now boot from USB you’ll see a Chrome OS logo and after a few seconds the Welcome screen where you can configure the OS as per your choice.


Microsoft have been a bad boy when people try to set Google Chrome as their default web browser, it’ll be interesting to see the fight between desktop operating system of Microsoft and Google. Google is better at mobile android operating system, where Microsoft Windows have the monopoly. We’ve had unofficial forks of chromium OS in past and even with Play Store and Google Assistant but Google officially releasing the OS to public as developer preview is another level excitement. Forks such as FydeOS, ArnoldtheBat, OpenThos looks similar to Chrome OS but have their downs in terms of reliability and performance. Google is supposed to support majority of the hardware, and we might see better and refined builds of the same in near future. If the first unstable chrome os flex is this awesome and created a buzz in the market then take it for granted that it’ll surely make an impact to the deksoto users.

Linux never been able to replace Windows, and even when Microsoft being too cold stoned for 3rd party browsers.

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  1. With the direct installation after booting with USB, I’m stock at the Chrome Logo, it will take a lot of time and it will go blank ( the screen goes dark ) I don’t know what to do, can you please help out? Thanks

  2. Please make sure that the download link is up to date. The stable version has been released. Thank you. Joakim

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