Install

Install Zorin OS

Download Zorin OS

If you haven't already downloaded your copy of Zorin OS, you will need to get it from the Download page to proceed. It is recommended to download Zorin OS using the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox, without any third-party download managers in order to avoid file corruption.

We would recommend you to check the System Requirements to make sure you're installing the right edition of Zorin OS for your computer.


Back Up your Data

Make sure to back up your important data and files to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. Installing a new operating system might overwrite your data.


Verify your Download

It is an important, but optional step to verify that your copy of Zorin OS has been downloaded fully and correctly. By verifying that the checksum of your downloaded file matches the correct one, you can be sure that your copy of Zorin OS is not corrupted.

You will need an app called "QuickHash" to verify the checksum.

  1. Open the file browser to find the downloaded .zip file beginning with "QuickHash" in the Downloads folder.
  2. Extract the contents of this .zip file and open its folder.
  3. Double click on the appropriate executable file to open the app.
    • On Windows or Linux:
      Open the executable with "x64" in its name if your computer is 64 bit compatible.
      Otherwise, open the executable with "x86" in its name.
  4. Navigate to the "Files" tab and select the radio button titled "SHA256" in the "Hash Algorithm" pane on the left.
  5. Click "Select File" and navigate to your Downloads folder to select your copy of Zorin OS. The verification should begin automatically. Please note that this process may take a few minutes.
  6. Once complete, the checksum should appear in the box underneath the file name.

If the generated checksum matches the one for your download file of Zorin OS, you may proceed to the next step.

Zorin OS 12.4 Core 64 bit3efb804f62ca61a7e33a524397577d7a40632c4d458c6b223f511850d4c04728
Zorin OS 12.4 Core 32 bit80ff98f2906eb46b674e7e57439d1c9d1d87f6ec31c6c86a69f9a03f67aa1c90
Zorin OS 12.4 Ultimate 64 bit7c5b30295dda8563b28e703edc2ab650d1d1a5f6253ce93e04450216c78d8f54
Zorin OS 12.4 Ultimate 32 bitb80087be744c1571f367f9264d3866f37c2a9c448ba174e03b56dd814377ff9d
Zorin OS 12.4 Business 64 bit7ec209f096ad8dff5d0b4803acadaf5d42ec5383f97ad86279c783c367972656
Zorin OS 12.4 Business 32 bit587719f7db0f42f0a6e1358bfc32afe71451d4503e398a6be6ff39270975f3ea
Zorin OS 12.4 Education 64 bit411f017daa363ffc09e19373ce4be254e53ba76befcac171b4345b07f919910e
Zorin OS 12.4 Education 32 bit07e09bfd50801cdb2b40f2c0df50d7d3ffdda13c3d58f542d8ea0fb3ca670167
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite 64 bitc7ee0dc5cb3de2fbd156f245a091ffe04737fa1533199d3d1be00535a5f452bd
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite 32 bitcb92d3a6dcd3700235c0543c081befcd17ef13f6a10bc88410a4d0f38da7e8c1
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite Ultimate 64 bit0730e554af981c7fb10c4c66441893ca317084ab9d48591f0ece1e548aaead77
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite Ultimate 32 bit4c208d94844dd18180ce92dacc4ac0b55822fb4ca66257517567dd815e50738a
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite Business 64 bite28235bcbcc665801751d0b1327b23eac7dcf6c7bac4b3ecf14b0db21118be0b
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite Business 32 bitc136bfedb15b3801a489390dc4a13e825dadf5d3b9dc01ef709bc0fd0ede3278
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite Education 64 bitf278d63de1bd63b6c765337f74903887ed1e4d49bd5f22ffd0d3c7ed271dcfbb
Zorin OS 12.4 Lite Education 32 bitf6627b1869ffbff192101dc988babcf58f3d0b3d3c8dc8c8747acb7b2c103473

If the generated checksum does not match the correct one above, your file has likely been corrupted during the download process. Please try downloading your copy of Zorin OS again.


Create an Install Drive

To create an install drive of Zorin OS, you will need a USB drive and an app called "Etcher".

  • Zorin OS 12 Ultimate
    You will need a USB drive with a capacity of at least 8 GB.
  • Zorin OS 12 Business or Education
    You will need a USB drive with a capacity of at least 3 GB.
  • Zorin OS 12 Core
    You will need a USB drive with a capacity of at least 2 GB.
Download Etcher
  1. Insert the USB drive into your computer.
  2. Open Etcher and press "Select image" to your downloaded Zorin OS ".iso" file. Etcher
  3. Etcher should automatically select your USB drive, but make sure that it has selected the correct drive.
  4. Press "Flash!" to begin writing Zorin OS to the USB drive. Etcher press Flash!
  5. After a few minutes, the USB drive will be ready for booting into Zorin OS. Etcher flash complete

To create an install drive of Zorin OS, you will need a USB drive and an app called "Rufus".

  • Zorin OS 12 Ultimate
    You will need a USB drive with a capacity of at least 8 GB.
  • Zorin OS 12 Business or Education
    You will need a USB drive with a capacity of at least 3 GB.
  • Zorin OS 12 Core
    You will need a USB drive with a capacity of at least 2 GB.
Download Rufus
  1. Insert the USB drive into your computer.
  2. Open Rufus and select your USB drive from the "Device" list. Rufus
  3. Select "Disk or ISO image" from the "Boot selection" list.
  4. Click "SELECT" to select your downloaded Zorin OS ".iso" file.
  5. Click "START" at the bottom of the window to begin writing Zorin OS to the USB drive.
  6. After a few minutes, the USB drive will be ready for booting into Zorin OS.

Boot from the Install Drive

In order to install Zorin OS, you must boot your computer from the USB install drive.

  1. Make sure that the written USB install drive is plugged into your computer.
  2. Switch the computer on.
    • On a PC:
      Immediately upon startup, press the indicated key repeatedly to open the Boot Menu. If you are unsure about which key to press, it is usually either Esc, F12 or another function key. From the Boot Menu, select the option with "USB" in its title to boot the install drive.
    • On a Mac:
      After you hear the startup chime, press and hold the Option key. Now, select the USB install drive as the boot drive. Sometimes the install drive might be incorrectly identified as "Windows", which is normal.
  3. After a moment, you should see the Zorin OS welcome screen. You may choose to start installing Zorin OS directly or try Zorin OS before starting the installation.

Install your New Copy of Zorin OS

Complete the installation of your new copy of Zorin OS.

  1. Connect to the Internet (if possible) in order to make sure all necessary software is downloaded during the installation process.
  2. Double click on the desktop icon titled "Install Zorin OS" and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. You should reach a step titled "Installation type".
    • If you want to keep your current operating system installed alongside Zorin OS:
      Select the "Install Zorin alongside [your other operating system]" option and press "Next" to choose how much space to allocate to Zorin OS.
    • If you only want to have Zorin OS installed on your computer:
      Select the "Erase disk and install Zorin" option and press "Install Now".
  4. Continue following the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.