How to run Windows Applications on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to run Windows Applications on a Chromebook.  We will be looking at 5 different methods.  Please take note that not all Windows applications work with them all, but many do.

Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

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1st Method (Wine):
Commands Used:
1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2) wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
3) echo "deb bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
4) sudo apt update
5) sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable winbind nemo
6) winecfg

Official Site:

2nd Method (Crossover):
Command Used:
1) sudo apt update

Download Link:

3rd Method (Shadow):

4th Method (AppOnFly):

5th Method (GeForce Now)

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