I'm trying to install windows on a HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, I followed the instruction from How to Install Windows on a Chromebook, I reached the stage when I'm to remove the BIOS Write-Protect Screw, but I can't find it.

I have also checked a similar problem BIOS Write-Protect Screw HP Chromebook 14, but it's not the same board type.

Can anyone please help me locate where the BIOS Write-Protect Screw is located on this image below Front


I need this so that I can continue my installation for windows.


From The Chromium Projects the write protect screw for HP Pavilion Chromebook is actually a switch. The specific model pictured is HP Pavilion 14-c015dx ChromeBook, and location might vary depending on model number...

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Open a terminal(Ctrl-Alt-T) and type shell and press Enter.

type sudo -s and press Enter.

type flashrom --wp-disable and press Enter

reboot your chromebook and now you can rewrite your firmware...


Relative to the onboard USB ports there is a silver rectangular module with the smallest black switch (the back of the mobo or opposite of the RAM/CPU) right in between the 2 usbs. Hope this helps.

  • Can you clarify with a little more specificity? – Pimp Juice IT Aug 31 '17 at 4:57

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