Ever Wanted to Run Windows 10 on Pixelbook? Google Hears You…

Ever Wanted to Run Windows 10 on Pixelbook? Google Hears You…

AltOS made some heavy hints towards booting an alternative OS on the Google Pixelbook.

This kind of setup is ideal because ChromeOS is easy on the battery and can be used most of the time, while Windows 10 could be used only when necessary. We just wanted something other than Chrome OS running on it.

As per the XDA Developers report, Chrome OS developers have already been working on booting into Windows 10, but the new mentions of certification affirm that it is now more official.

It feels unlikely that Google would be willing to ship a version of the Pixelbook with Windows 10 pre-loaded, but with this certification, that's something that the company would be able to do.

Mentions of WHCK (Windows Hardware Certification Kit) and HLK (Windows Hardware Lab Kit) confirm that this won't be a hack job and that Google is working on getting the Google Pixelbook to pass the certification suite provided by Microsoft.

What do you think about Windows 10 on the Pixelbook? Gaining certification for hardware means a guaranteed level of experience, including signed, working drivers.

While Windows on a Chromebook might sound like anathema at first glance, there are some good reasons why Google might be considering it. For a start, it would instantly address lingering criticisms that Chromebooks have faced from the start, that Chrome OS lacks the full range of apps and services to make it a realistic replacement to a Windows or macOS notebook.

It appears Google is planning to allow its users to run Windows 10 on Chrome OS machines natively, including on its Pixelbook. The project could very well remain in the development stages and never see a release.

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