Microsoft Windows on Pixelbook

Install instruction

 

Status of firmware support: Windows 10 / Pixelbook UEFI firmware status tracker : PixelBook

 

  1. Buy a SuzyQable https://www.amazon.com/SparkFun-SuzyQable-ChromeOS-Debug-Cable/dp/B07XF7V6CW (You need this to remove the write protection on the firmware)
  2. Backup everything on your device to prepare for wiping
  3. Make yourself a Windows 10 Install USB. Rufus on a windows box is the easiest, but it’s possible to create one on just about any OS.
  4. Follow the instructions under “Disabling WP on CR50 Devices via CCD https://wiki.mrchromebox.tech/Firmware_Write_Protect#Hardware_Write_Protection”. You’ll need your fancy new cable for this step. Tip: If it doesn’t see your device at first, try flipping the cable.
  5. Run the script located here https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscript from u/mrchromebox and choose option 3 to install the new firmware. Tip: You can login as a guest to get back to the shell after wiping and re-enabling developer mode.
  6. Before you reboot, make sure you downgrade the touchpad firmware (option D)
  7. Insert your Windows installation USB and select it from your cool new boot menu
  8. Install windows and choose custom install – delete every single partition listed until the only thing left is 1 option that says “unpartitioned space” – then continue.
  9. Windows should now be installed and will boot as normal, but you won’t have Wi-Fi out of the box. Connect via ethernet and run Windows update and the Wi-Fi driver will be installed and activated after a restart. If you don’t have an ethernet adapter you can grab the driver manually from Intel Download Windows® 10 Wi-Fi Drivers for Intel® Wireless Adapters

9a. If you want tap-to-click use this. https://github.com/megabytefisher/Eve.TapToClick

  1. Make sure you run Windows Update to get the latest drivers for video, keyboard, etc.
  2. Enjoy windows, if you don’t restore instructions below.

Restore Instructions

 

Restore: How to Restore Your Chromebook’s Original BIOS and Software If You’ve Erased It

 

  1. Boot into Linux, If you are running windows create a bootable linux USB with “RUFUS” and boot chromebook into it
  2. In Terminal run “sudo apt install curl”
  3. “cd ~; curl -L -O http://mrchromebox.tech/firmware-util.sh; sudo bash firmware-util.sh”
  4. Choose option to “Restore stock firmware (full)” option 9
  5. If you’ve lost your backup copy of the original BIOS firmware, the script can attempt to download and install copies from the Internet. Just tell the script you do not have a firmware backup file when it asks. Downloading the original BIOS from the Internet only works for some devices.
  6. After restore shutdown computer
  7. On another computer with chrome installed add the “Chromebook Recovery Utility” Chromebook Recovery Utility
  8. Find your Chromebook model in the Chromebook Recovery Utility application. You can pick it from the list or just enter the codename.
  9. After finishing the recovery install on USB, disconnect it from your computer
  10. On your chromebook press and hold “Esc” and “Refresh” buttons, press and release power button while still holding “Esc” and “Refresh” buttons.
  11. Chromebook will boot into recovery mode and you’ll see a message telling you to insert a recovery drive to continue. Connect the USB drive you created to your Chromebook.
  12. Ensure your chromebook is plugged into power, if it doesn’t detect the recovery media there is a problem with and you should repeat previous steps 7-11.
  13. When it’s done, your Chromebook will ask you to remove the recovery media. Your Chromebook will then restart automatically. DO NOT re enable developer mode. “Ctrl+D” to bypass
  14. Setup chrome os as normal, after logged in press “Ctrl+Alt+T” to open shell.
  15. “cd ~; curl -L -O http://mrchromebox.tech/firmware-util.sh; sudo bash firmware-util.sh” to redo script
  16. Choose options “Set Boot Options (GBB Flags)” option 4
  17. “Reset to factory default” option 5
  18. (Optional) reboot and disable developer mode by pressing space bar during boot up warning screen.

 

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