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How can I get Windows on my Samsung series 5 Chromebook without going into delvoper mode?

I just bought a Chromebook but I need Windows. Every website I have checked so far says to put it in delvoper mode and tweak around with it. What should I do?
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Re: How can I get Windows on my Samsung series 5 Chromebook without going into delvoper mode?

While this is probably possible you should keep in mind that without proper research from the start you could easily turn your laptop into a nice leaning chair prop if you aren't careful. BIOS and drivers are very important for any Operating System and so please keep that in mind.

Mind you, I have never done this before...going from a chromebook to a Windows machine however in theory and also from doing a quick Google search it is possible on most chromebooks to do a USB install of Windows 7/8 (not sure about 10)

I do not believe Geek Squad would assist with this either as you would be changing operating system brands entirely. Even though only an administrator/geek squad person could truly verify this. This would probably also void any warranties you have on the laptop.
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Re: How can I get Windows on my Samsung series 5 Chromebook without going into delvoper mode?

Windows 10 is your best bet as it has comprehensive driver support for odd and unknown hardware than any other Microsoft OS combined.

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Re: How can I get Windows on my Samsung series 5 Chromebook without going into delvoper mode?

How do I do a USB install?
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Re: How can I get Windows on my Samsung series 5 Chromebook without going into delvoper mode?

By following relative instructions as stated on the Microsoft forums apologies for my delay I have been busy elsewhere

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/?d2784474-fdb0-4e9d-9e47-5e88c0e053ec=Tr...
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