Create CloudReady USB Installer
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How to Create CloudReady USB Installer

This guide will explain to you how to Create CloudReady USB Installer. Before we start it, have you ever been supposed to Run Chrome OS on your PC (laptop or desktop). As you may know, Chrome OS (CloudReady) is getting popular recently. Google Pixel, the most recent Chromebook device is powered by Chrome OS. It is impossible to get the original Chrome OS and then run it on any system. But no need to worry, if you need to have the experience using Chrome OS (CloudReady) on your existing hardware, you can get Neverware CloudReady. It’s an individual operating system similar to Chrome OS.

The CloudReady USB Maker is the software for creating a CloudReady USB installer.

Download CloudReady

Before beginning the manual USB creation process, first, you need to download the CloudReady .zip file. Please download the CloudReady .zip file to your Windows downloads folder, not to the target USB drive.

The following requirement for the Chromebook USB Installer

Chrome browser.
CloudReady image

Install and open the Chromebook Recovery Utility

You need to add the Chromebook Recovery Utility to the Chrome browser if you want to create a CloudReady USB installer.

Chromebook Recovery Utility

How to create a recovery media for your Chromebook

Cloudready Extension

Get CloudReady Extension

Click Add to Chrome button to Add Chrome Recovery Utility to Chrome browser.

Chromebook recovery utility

Chrome Recovery Utility window will pop up, then click Add app.

Add Chromebook recovery utility

Now the Chromebook Recovery Utility has been installed and will show up on the Apps page of your Chrome browser.
Click on the Recovery icon

Chrome recovery app

Create the USB Installer

Recommended ensuring that the USB you are using to create a chrome USB installer has been formatted before starting the process. To format your USB drive via the Google Chrome Recovery Utility follow the below steps.

Create a recovery media for your Chromebook wizard, click Get Started.

Create a recovery media Chromebook

Identify your Chromebook, click on the recovery utility setting icon, and then click on the use local image.

Recovery utility identify your chromebook

Browse for CloudReady Image, and select the cloudready-free.bin.zip file from your Downloads folder.

Browse cloudready image

Insert your USB drive and then select it. Click continue

Chromebook recovery utility

Ready to create a recovery image, click create now.

Chromebook create a recovery image

Creating a recovery image in progress.

Chromebook creating a recovery image

When the process is done, remove the USB disk from your computer.

Now your USB CloudReady installer is ready to use.

Chromebook recovery utility done

How to create a CloudReady USB installer using Windows computer

Download the USB Maker from Neverware

Download CloudReady USB maker

Please make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the CloudReady USB Maker.
Now download the CloudReady image from Neverware

Download CloudReady

Create a USB installer for CloudReady

Run the program
Open your Downloads folder and then double click on the cloudready-usb-maker.exe file.

Windows explorer cloudready usb maker

This CloudReady USB installer requires administrative privileges, Click yes.

User access control warning

Welcome to the CloudReady USB creation wizard, Insert a flash drive with at least 8 GB higher capacity and then click next.

CloudReady USB creator utility

Click Next

CloudReady insert a USB

USB device selection, choose the target USB disk use as your CloudReady installation device, and then click Next.

CloudReady USB device selection

Start creating your CloudReady USB Installer, it may take 20 minutes to create the installer.

Creating your CloudReady USB installer

The USB maker will start downloading, extract, format, and create a bootable USB device for you to use to install CloudReady on your target devices.

CloudReady installer image downloading

CloudReady USB created successfully, click on finish.

CloudReady USB created

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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