How to switch

Switching is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Using your Google account, you can transfer everything from your old computer in three simple steps.

Step 1
Sign in to your Chrome browser
First, grab your old Mac/Windows computer and make sure you're signed in to your Chrome browser with your Google account. This way all your bookmarks, passwords and settings will be saved for the switch.
Don’t have Chrome yet?
Import your settings from Safari or Internet Explorer.
Step 2
Back up your files
Download Backup and Sync and sign in with your Google account. Then upload your files from your old computer and SD cards to safely store them in Google Drive. You can also back up your files to an external hard drive which you can later connect to your Chromebook.
Upload your photos to Google Photos so you can instantly access them from your phone, tablet and Chromebook. Click the "Upload newly added photos and videos to Google Photos" option during Backup and Sync setup.
Add your favorite music collections to Music Manager, so you can enjoy them on Google Play Music.
Step 3
Sign in to your new Chromebook
Make sure you’re using the same Google account that you used in Steps 1 and 2. You should find all your files ready and waiting when you open Google Drive. If you used an external hard drive, connect it to your Chromebook.

See it all on your new Chromebook

Once you’ve signed in, you’re ready to get going. Your Chromebook comes with the best of Google built in and a world of apps at your fingertips.

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Watch fast, fun video tutorials to learn how to make the most of your Chromebook.