1. techker's Avatar
    Hey guys i have a acer netbook that is super slow with xp so converted to 7 but not compatible with w8..

    is it possible to install chrome os on it?
    08-03-2013 04:30 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I doubt it. To make your netbook as fast as possible, you could try disabling all of the animation bells and whistles that are on by default in Windows 7. It'll make your desktop hella ugly, but it'll definitely be faster.
    08-04-2013 12:12 AM
  3. techker's Avatar
    ya i did..

    i got the chrome os vanillas on it but the mouse pad does not work..lol
    08-04-2013 06:44 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does any mouse work?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-04-2013 11:49 AM
  5. The KISS Army's Avatar
    I know that it's possible to do this on former Windows PCs/laptops. If you happen to be on Google+, you can find much more information if you join the Chromebook Users community. Here's a link to an article about how to do it: https://www.diigo.com/user/mmansour/%22chrome%20os%22

    From what I can see, you have nearly the full ChromeOS experience, except that the built-in track pad won't work. However, if you attach an external mouse to the laptop, you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.
    08-06-2013 12:40 PM

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