What is XtraPC?

 What is XtraPC?

XtraPc is a USB device that when inserted into your PC’s USB provides your computer with an additional operating system created on Linux foundations with an interface that resembles that of traditional Windows OS. This operating system is designed so that your PC device works much faster and with high performance, not relying on faulty or any hard drives for that matter. Being on a bootable USB stick, the content of your hard-drive is intact, making all your files available in the new operating system.

XtraPC allows for more speed and better performance of any device it is connected to, and it can be used on numerous devices, not needing multiple copies anchored to a single computer if you have more than one. More USB sticks are needed to run more than one OS simultaneously though.

Can I use it on my device?

Most desktops, laptops, and netbooks manufactured after the beginning of 2008 will have no issues running XtraPC on them. If the device has a functional USB port it actually doesn’t have to have any hard-drive or another operating system on an existing hard-drive in order to run.

When it comes to the devices that have Windows 10 or maybe Windows 8 previously installed, all you’d need to do is to disable the Secure Boot option or enable legacy mode. Simply boot the device and turn on BIOS/UEFI options, find the Secure boot option and set it to off. XtraPC comes with a program that detects if the Secure Boot is on, and the designated button that will take you to BIOS/UEFI.

When it comes to Apple, devices made in 2011 and after will most likely be compatible with XtraPC. XtraPC just needs a USB option in the boot menu to function.

Devices that have internet access will gain more benefit and options from XtraPC, so we warmly recommend you use a LAN connection or a wireless one.

Setting up the OS

Once you’ve made sure your device can boot from a USB port, you’re good to go. Simply restart your device and tap on the designated BIOS/UEFI button to turn the bios on (every manufacturer sets a different button). After the booting menu displays, choose the USB option so XtraPC can boot. After that, simply follow the OS installation instructions.

On Apple devices, restart it and press and hold the options button. Once the Startup Manager is on, opt for the USB boot as your startup disk. Clicking on an arrow below the icon will start the boot process which will be easy to follow afterwards.

Another way to boot your device is by using a designated program that comes with XtraPC USB stick called DoubleClickToUseXtraPC that has an option to boot your PC without the steps explained above. Here you can also check if the Secure Boot is on, and the button that will take you to the device’s BIOS or Boot Menu.

The rest of the setup should be easy and intuitive, simply follow the steps and instructions.

Tonny Don