How to install Ableton 10 on a Chromebook with Crossover 20


Update:  Since the release of Ableton 11, we can't download Ableton 10 easily anymore and version 11 currently doesn't work.  So we would suggest that you use this Ableton installer with Crossover 20.  Please use our FL Studio 20 guide to install Ableton 10 with (all the terms for FL Studio are the same for Ableton.

Today we are looking at how to install Ableton 10 on a Chromebook with Crossover 20.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Download Crossover:
https://www.codeweavers.com/crossover/

Download Ableton 10:

Ableton Official Site:

To enable audio input for Ableton, do this every time before launching the application.

We mention in the video, that you can run Crossover for free if you do not want to/or can't afford the license fee.  It is a bit tricky but possible.  So to do this download the trial period of Crossover,  and install it, as seen in the video.  Use Crossover for the free trial period of two weeks.  After your two weeks are finished,  remove your Linux Apps in your system settings (you will lose all your Linux Apps and Linux Folder, in your file manager) and then turn it on again and setup Crossover and Ableton again.  We know it is not convenient, but it works!

All Currently Supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support

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