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Chromebook is a Google netbook which runs the cloud operating system Chrome OS.

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The security module on chromebook is not working

When i press the tab it shows; *HWID: SNOW BASIN AA-J 0135 *recovery_reason: 0x05 TPM error in read-only firmware I have tried to insert a recovery USB stick following the steps provided in ...
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How do I remove my school management from my Chromebook? (model XE500C13-KO2US) [closed]

I just graduated my grade and we are allowed to take management off of our chrome books so we can take them home. I have tried to power-wash my chrome book a few times now. It puts me into Developer ...
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Audio Switching without promp

My Chromebook has been sporadically switching audio from headphone to internal speaker, going back and forth nonstop without headphones. Is there a setting I need to adjust or possibly a reset?
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Chromebook can't download to Google Drive because Hard Disk is full?

I recently had to powerwash my Chromebook to fix a keyboard issue I was having and all my files were deleted as a result. I have downloaded 18GB of files to google drive on my chromebook, and only ...
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Acer Chromebook R11 won't turn on

I've got a Acer Chromebook R11 CB5-132T-C9QV. One day it stopped charging but it kept working as long as the battery had Power. But when the battery was out there was no way to get it started again. ...
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Why can't Windows view new files on my USB drive?

I'm trying to transfer files from my chromebook to my PC (windows 10, no internet connection) using a USB flash drive. The files I have transferred to my USB drive show up on my chromebook's file ...
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How do I recover lost chromebook local data?

When you change your Chromebook password, it asks for your old password when you sign back in. If you forgot your old password, it erases all local data. Local data is supposedly the files and ...
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How To Download Google Doodle Game Halloween 2018 [closed]

How do you download Google Doodle Game Halloween 2018 on Chromebook? I want to play it everyday too. Help On CHROMEBOOK
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Unable to install Miniconda - Cannot execute binary file

I'm trying to install conda with miniconda on my Chromebook using the Linux terminal. I'm on a 32-bit machine and have downloaded the 32-bit installer. I've put the installer into my "Linux files" ...
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How to install php in Linux (Debian) on ChromeBook?

I am trying to install php in the Linux I set up, on my Chromebook,when activating developer mode. But, somehow it does seem to be working, despite a couple attempts on two different approaches: ...
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Linux installer won't install Virtual-Box for Debian-Stretch

I'm not good at Linux things, so I haven't done much. I also don't have an actual Linux computer, I just use Chromebook to get Linux-Only things. But when I get VirtualBox 6.1 for Debian-Stretch, it ...
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Using Office 365 for work collaboration on a Chromebook

Has anyone tried using Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Ppt) on a Chromebook? I do not own a Chromebook. This link shows that I can install and run Office mobile app on a Chromebook. However, ...
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Bluetooth scan issues on chromebook

I am stuck. I run my chromebook (HP Chromebook 14 intel in developer mode) I know bluetooth functions at one level as I unlock my device using my phone over bluetooth. I don't seem able to ...
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How to remove the “See What's New” tile on Chromebook launcher

Since a recent update to 81.0.4044.94, my Pixelbook Go keeps showing a See what's new on Chromebook tile in the recent apps list of the Launcher. This keeps maintaining the first slot in the list ...
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Virtual Backround

I was just wondering why my virtual back round doesn't work on the zoom chrome extenstion. Also my settings look very different from what is shown online.enter image description here
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Can a Google administrator lock down the ability to use a custom SSL Certificate Authority on a Chromebook?

We have a Raspberry Pi mitmproxy set up in our home to help monitor our young children's internet activities. (Yes, save the lecture, we also communicate with our kids. This is one extra safeguard in ...
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Unclickable region on VSCode UI when installed on Chromebook / ChromeOS

I have installed VSCode on my Lenovo Yoga Chromebook and I am unable to use the mouse in the bottom right corner of the UI. The problem has persisted through restarts, toggling the Terminal window, ...
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Chromebook won’t turn on

I have a hp Chromebook and it basically won’t turn on, like at all. When I plug in the charger, the light that usually turns on to show that it’s charging, isn’t there. I know my charger isn’t broken ...
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Can I backup chromebook admin control?

I want to back up my Chromebook and was just curious will it also backup admin control so when I return the backup after a wipe it will return admin control as well?
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crosh>shell developer mode on chromebook

I have a Samsung Chromebook OS and I'm in developer mode. I want to get android apps and linux on my laptop. I know how to get into the terminal it pulls up in a tab and I can enter the shell, but ...
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Alt-tab does not switch apps inside Amazon Workspace on Chromebook

I'm using a Lenovo Chromebook, and one of the applications I'm using is the Amazon WorkSpaces Chromebook Client Application. My problem is that when I press Alt+Tab it switches out of the WorkSpaces ...
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How can I brick my laptop if it is always possible to flash new image into the ROM?

So here are some details that matter and that I know about. Of course, if there are any encryption keys installed on the freshly manufactured piece of ROM, then I will not be able to get them back, ...
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How long can a Chromebook periodically refresh a page?

I am planning on purchasing a Chromebook for a single purpose, which is to connect a large monitor/TV and have the Chromebook sit on a certain web page indefinitely. My question is this: How long can ...
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can i backup chromebook before activating dev mode?

I want to do developer mode on my dell 11 3180 and don't want to lose my data can I backup my data to a USB drive(and if yes will it include admin control, just curious), enable dev mode then return ...
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Chromebook dev mode

I have a Chromebook 11 3180 Dell and want to activate dev mode but it is school admin controlled. will the admin control restore once I sync my school managed google account that is admin controlled?
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How do I put Chromium OS on Samsung Series 5 Chromebook?

I have a Samsung Series 5 Chrombook that I would like to put Linux on. According to Chromium.org, it is only possible to install Chromium OS. I made a Chromium OS image using Balena Etcher on Gallium ...
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How do I make a Kali Linux live USB with persistence

I bought a pretty large USB drive to turn into a live USB to use to boot Kali Linux on. I am doing this on my Chromebook, so I used the tool "Chromebook Recovery Utility" to flash the file (kali-linux-...
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Acer Chromebook C710-B842 hardware write-protect screw

Where is the hardware write-protect screw on this laptop Acer Chromebook C710-B842 ?
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Google Chromebook - low power charger

I recently purchased a USB A to USB C cable. I'm using this cable with a Chromebook and the adapter identifies as "low power charger". Is there a way within Google Chrome OS to view the amount of ...
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Use stereo mix or system sounds as microphone input on chrome browse or chrome os?

for example, screen recorder 2.0 for chrome extension can do this, my question is how? is there extension for this, I saw audio picker, but that's for audio outputs.
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Anybody know where the write protection key is for an hp chrome book 14? [duplicate]

Messing around with one trying to get it updated to windows 10.
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Chromebook blocked by admin – where is the screw to unblock?

I recently bought a used Acer 514 Chromebook online but soon found out it was blocked by admin when I tried to create a new user (serial number blocked by admin of some company I believe not even ...
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Chromebook - Sort and Filter in Google Sheets while Offline

I have spreadsheets stored offline on a Chromebook that I would like to sort and filter without needing to go online. They were created by downloading from Google Sheets, but when I open them locally ...
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How can I SSH into Chrome OS?

I can ssh from my Google Pixel Slate to any other computer. No problem. I cannot ssh from any other computer into Chrome OS. I think it's because the shell is run as a VM and it even has its own set ...
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Can you run Windows-10 installation from a USB drive on a Chromebook?

My laptop died, so I pulled out the Windows-10 solid-state hard drive and put it into a USB enclosure. I have access to a Lenovo Chromebook. Is it possible to boot it from the USB and run the Windows ...
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Control Android from Chromebook/PC, remote keyboard/mouse

I have a Fire TV Stick and would like to use a spare laptop (Chromebook or PC) to function as a wireless keyboard. There are a few applications that perform screen mirroring, which is overkill. I'm ...
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Chromebook fails to load Kubuntu installer USB

I'm trying to install Kubuntu on my Chromebook (HP Chromebook 11 G3). I got the installer from the Kubuntu website (the amd64 one, as running uname -m gives me x86_64), checked all of the checksums, ...
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Reset a Managed Chromebook

I just bought a used Lenovo 300e chromebook and I am trying to enable dev mode. When I do "esc" + "refresh" + "power" and then press "ctrl + d", it says that developer mode has been disabled by the ...
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Access ChromeOs local web server from mobile

From a ChromeOs a access the linux localhost from penguin.linux.test:<port>, what is the equivalent of the address 100.115.92.200:<port>. And I don't know how to access it from my browser....
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Google Wi-Fi Issues

We have issues with certain devices on Google Wi-Fi even though we have three Access Point in a 2,000 SQFT condo. Some devices appear to have no issues. Chromebooks and Apple MacBooks seem to have ...
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How can you change the shelf icon of a pinned website on ChromeOS?

Chrome uses the website's favicon as the shelf icon automatically. Can this be altered?
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Monitor network bandwidth on ChromeOS?

Most OS's have a way to monitor the bandwidth (upstream and downstream) being used on a network interface card, and both Windows and macOS have tools to graph usage over time. How do I do this on ...
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Chrome on chromebook won't remember where I left off

My father recently got a chromebook (Lenovo C340) and I've helped him set up, but I can't figure out what is wrong with the browser. Every time it opens, it starts with a single homepage tab and also ...
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How to retrieve wifi password in Chrome policy on ChromeOS?

On chrome://policy, wifi passwords in the network configuration policy are redacted. I have access to the shell on the device. How could I retrieve the password?
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Any way to Auto-Unzip a folder on a Chromebook?

I was wondering if there was any way to auto-extract/unzip a folder from the Chromebook download folder? The format of the download is a .zip file from repl.it, where the format for the download of ...
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How to erase personal data from a dead Chromebook

I have had a Dell Chromebook for a week and now it won't turn on after trying everything. I want to return it to Amazon but what about the data I can't powerwash? It won't turn on so I can reset the ...
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Enabling Mock Locations in ChromeOS

I'm looking for a way to use external bluetooth GPS receiver with a Chromebook (because my Chromebook, like many others doesn't have build in GPS). My Chrome OS version is 79.0.3940.0 (Build officiel)...
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Get back to Linux shell on chromebook

I've installed the Linux subsystem on my chromebook. I have EMACS installed and it's in my launcher. I can get to the shell by running EMACS and doing a M-X shell. However, I can't figure out how to ...
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Freezing issue when trying to run Linux on chromebook with crouton

I'm a total noob but I am trying to install and run Linux so I that I can learn it. All I have is a chromebook, so I used the method of using crouton to run them at the same time. I have very ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Chromebook Stopped Working Tuesday

I have a Chromebook VPN user who has been successfully connecting to her remote workstation daily for a few months now, using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (for Chromebook), which is found in ...

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