Last summer, Project Campfire hinted at Chromebooks dual-booting into Windows. After some progress, the project has been quiet. New code shows it’s shutting down.
Recent internal testing of Microsoft Windows dual booting on the Pixelbook suggests Project Campfire is nearing the home stretch. Is Windows on a Chromebook something you might want? Don’t worry: Like Android and Linux, it’s optional for Chrome OS.
There’s a code commit from July suggesting that Nocturne could dual boot into Windows or Linux. However, it’s not likely to happen in the near future: All of the Project Campfire efforts are targeted at the Pixelbook for now.
Goodbye Alt-OS and hello Dual Boot: That’s the new name for Project Campfire to run different operating systems on a Chromebook. Here’s a peek at how all of this will look and work.
To quickly boot into Windows on future Chromebooks, it appears you can skip the boot screen showing software choices and use a keyboard shortcut.