How to change my Chromebook OS to either Windows or Linux?

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I have a Toshiba Chrome Book 2, and I don't seem to be able to access anything outside of the chrome book store, which doesn't have anything that's beneficial or progressive to me running my virtual machine or any programs that again is not compatible with Chrome OS. I downloaded the cloud converter and this and that but can't seem to get everything to run in sync. Please help a newbie out. Give me some guidance on what I'm doing wrong or exactly how to work this Chromebook, or how to change operating systems if possible without having to go buy another laptop or buying new hard drive and all that expensive but good stuff. I'd be so appreciative and grateful for any guidance and/or direction that someone anyone would be willing to give. Please and thank you now and forever for a much need helping hand.
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  • ToddN2000
    You may limited as to what you can do. What are the specs of your Chromebook memory and disk wise? You may be able to create a bootable USB stick to let you use LINUX. Can you provide some more info?
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  • ToddN2000
    Found the LINK to create a bootable Linux USB drive
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  • Subhendu Sen
    I think it is better to keep chrome OS on your chromebook. You can go for dual booting concept where two OS are working on same device. While you keep chrome, either you go for Linux/ Windows as a second OS. But this procedure is not easy to do as you mentioned you are new in this area. There are lots of know-how which are necessary to do first. To making dual boot, first take all backups of your files/ folders in a external HDD/ dvd/ flash drive according to space. Then partition in tow major parts the hdd if it supports ntfs (windows) / ext3 (linux). Then install linux/windows first, after that chrome. But this is procedure is not so easy. It is better to contact an expert regarding this area and ask him/her to do as you want if possible. However, full configuration/specs of your toshiba chromebook is required.
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  • ToddN2000
    Like Subhendu said I'd stay away from dual boot systems unless your technical skills are very good. I'd hate to see you lose anything. You can also get a bootable CD on line I believe from the Ubuntu or RedHat site if they still offer them. 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Chromebook is strictly used for chrome OS. For your betterment, I suggested, to keep chrome OS on another partition, while you install another OS (but not recommended, but options are there) as your choice if it is supported, although, it is not easy, you cant take help from an renowned technical person/ ask service center for further help.
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