Will this work if your hard drive is bad?(2 posts) (2 voices)
You'd have to replace the hard drive first. The software installs a simplified OS onto "obsolete" tech. It's not really any different from installing Linux onto your old Windows98 PC to keep the still usable tech in use.
If you don't want to spend $50 to buy a new hard drive you might be able to get it to work with a bootable DVD and external hard drive/pen drive but it would be slow. Conceptually, if you have a working Windows 7/8/8.1 PC, you could use Aoemi PEBuilder to create a bootable DVD with the Neverware and Chromebook stuff included, boot to the DVD, and then create the system on either a pen drive or external hard drive. Note, though, that if you're using an external hard drive that the Neverware installation process will erase everything on it.
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