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by Robin90_90 / June 10, 2013 8:57 AM PDT

Hi guys. I wanted to try out Chromium OS and downloaded it on my PC. But I am not quite satisfied with it and want to uninstall it now. But it doesn't seem to work! I have tried Windows recovery CD and flash drive but it keeps taking med back to chromium. Can someone please guide me through how I can get rid of the Chromium and return to Windows???

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Is this Windows 8?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 10:14 AM PDT

Why I asked is I've tried 2 laptops so far with the restore system for Windows 8 that used a CD/DVD and the memory stick and my report is -> ALL FAILED to restore.

I've alerted the big kahuna here and hope for a CNET investigation.

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No it's windows vista
by Robin90_90 / June 10, 2013 8:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Is this Windows 8?

No it's windows vista. The problem is that the chromium OS doesn't allow me to install or store anything at all.

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Re: recovery CD doesn't work
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 8:58 PM PDT
In reply to: No it's windows vista

Assuming you mean a DVD (Windows Vista doesn't fit on a CD) the four possible causes for failing to boot from it are:
1. The drive has gone south. Solution: replace it.
2. The drive needs head cleaning. Solution: clean the heads.
3. The disc isn't bootable. Solution: use a bootable disc.
4. The BIOS isn't set to boot from the disc as first boot device. Solution: set it in the BIOS setup.

It's up to you to find out which of the 4 applies.


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Tried all of them
by Robin90_90 / June 10, 2013 9:14 PM PDT

Hi. Thank you for your answer.
Yes, it's a DVD and I've tried all of the solutions. Changed the boot order and tried with a flash drive with Win 8 in it. But for some reason I keep going back to Chromium. Really frustrating... Is my last solution to replace the internal harddrive with another than?

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Re: tried all
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 9:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Tried all of them

As an experiment, disconnect the hard drive and see if it boots from the DVD then. Of course, you can't do anything useful then, but just suppose it says something like "No bootable device found? Then you know that it's not related to what happens to be on the hard disk.


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by Willy / June 10, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

I certainly hope you have "genuine restore discs" and/or those created when the system was new. I see no details of what your PC model you have and whatever your you have. Why not try using KILLDISK or DBAN disk wiper which will remove all on that HD or partition, usually "C". Once that is done retry your OS reload.

I jope you don't have any UEFI bios issue, which can create havoc until you rest to get beyond the bios hang-up. Google for items on UEFI.

What does your PC maker offer if any website support the details in recovery/restore of the OS?

tada -----Willy Happy

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Let me share.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 3:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Checkout

I was all legit on all fronts and it failed big time. My thoughts on this is the race to lock down the PC has resulted in handcuffs all around.

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That and cloud usage will lock it up entirely
by Willy / June 10, 2013 7:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Let me share.

Since, I don't always get my hands on the newest laptops, I haven't gotten the overall gest of what about to be the norm. Yeah, i feel the pain after this or that, but some laptops totally seem to work against getting fixed and I exclude anything "tablet". I quite wonder if there is a magic vendor service disc that can resolve easily what needs to be done.


Samsung method of creating a backup, which in turn are the recovery/restore of that backup. Doing this is very much like an "image copy" and thus returns what it had backed-up on that date. Since, you didn't provide details of your laptop/netbook just what is being worked on. -----Willy Shocked

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The wheels are turning behind the scenes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2013 1:30 AM PDT

The issue is back to the maker and they know about it and for now they are having folk ship it back for re-imaging. I have another solution on hand if called for. I want to give the maker a chance to solve it.

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any updated info?? thank you!
by SIckofChromium2 / March 9, 2016 8:37 AM PST

I've searched and searched all over for an answer. My hubby use to work on and fix computers. He sadly passed away. So I'm tempted to take it to a professional, just because of all the warnings of important documents and such, also being deleted when you get rid of all remnants of this awful browser, bug, whatever it is, I feel ALL of your pain in the (****)'m just snooping around to see if there has been any success at all uninstalling this without the help of an outsider? I took it off the on all the regulater places in the computer too.....somehow it re-installed again, but now I can't find it hiding in ANYWHERE. Not in programs not under ANY FILES! NO WHERE. Sad boo!

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The topic is how to remove Chromium OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 9, 2016 9:22 AM PST

Here's the deal. You don't uninstall or remove an OS. You install the OS you want and that will replace the OS that is installed.

If you only want to uninstall the Chrome Browser, that is basic Windows PC use. You head to the usual control panel and uninstall it. Done.

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by ravenisc27 / January 27, 2017 10:56 AM PST

if you are having problems you may find it easier to convert to linux then convert linux to windows i hope this helps

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