Natively Running Windows 7 on Acer C7 Chromebook

UPDATE: Here is a guide to installing Linux after you flashed the Coreboot BIOS:

This is the Acer C710 Chromebook aka 1st generation Acer C7 running Windows 7 64bit natively. This is a clean install of Windows running a custom BIOS ROM known as Coreboot with a SeaBios payload.

It is very important that the jumper is set when you are making a back up and obviously when you are flashing the ROM. If you make a backup without the jumper being set, then your backup rom will not be good. If you try to re-flash the with a bad original rom, YOU WILL BRICK IT! So be careful.

I don’t recommend that you try this unless you are fully prepared to brick your Chromebook. This is not a definitive guide. Here are the links I used to get information from:

To skip the talking and entering the Developer mode, jump to 02:40 for disabling the write protect chip.

Make sure you download the ROM file called coreboot-parrot-seabios-windows-27102013.rom. It was made specifically to boot and load Windows if that is what you are attempting to do. I did this at 9:17

Pre-built Coreboot ROM file:

Coreboot Tutorial from OSCON 2013:

Acer C756 Drivers:

Creating a Bootable Windows 7 USB Installation Drive:

Windows 7 Professional English 32-bit:
Windows 7 Professional English 64-bit:

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