FAQ

How do you boot your computer from Xtra-PC?
How do you boot your computer from Xtra-PC? It's really very easy. You identify the boot menu key for your particular computer, hit that key when ...
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016 at 10:56 AM
How do I change the default language and keyboard layout to another language?
While Xtra-PC only officially supports English only, you can change the default language to other languages of your choice. Most items in the Xtra-PC OS ...
Thu, 20 Oct, 2016 at 2:25 PM
Why does the Important Application Installer continue to appear after a reboot even though it completed successfully?
We have seen in a few cases where even though the Important Application Installer completes successfully, it will prompt to run again on the next reboot. ...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 1:46 PM
Why does the installer stop on step 2 when installing Chrome?
Effective March 3,20016 Google has eliminated the 32 bit Chrome download from their site. This causes the Xtra-PC Installer to stop at step 2 of the ...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 1:48 PM
Why does my computer still boot to Windows and not to my Xtra-PC USB device?
This is most likely caused by your computer not being set to boot from a USB device.  Accessing the BIOS settings on computers varies depending on the mak...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 2:57 PM
Why is my computer still not booting from my Xtra-PC USB device, even though I have the BIOS set to boot from a USB device first?
While the majority of computers boot from a USB Flash drive simply by setting the boot order as described here, some computers, such as the HP Compaq...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 3:04 PM
Why can't I connect to my wireless network?
There are various reasons why you may not be able to connect to your wireless network.  It can range from the wireless network adapter being turned o...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 3:05 PM
I have Windows 8 or 8.1 or 10 and I can't boot to Xtra-PC.
You will need to go into the BIOS of the computer and disable Secure Boot and change UEFI Boot to Legacy boot.  You may see a scary message about not bein...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 3:07 PM
When I plug my Xtra-PC into my Windows 7 computer, I get a message saying, “You need to format the disk in Drive (X) before you can use it. you want to format it now?” What do I do?
This happens because Windows 7 doesn’t recognize the Xtra-PC drive. DO NOT HIT FORMAT OR YOU WILL DESTROY YOUR XTRA-PC!  Hit “Cancel” and then restar...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 4:22 PM
How can I reset my Administrator account password if I have forgotten it?
Any user account with administrator privileges can reset another user's password.  So, the quickest and easiest method to reset the administrato...
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016 at 4:23 PM