Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS

Install Other OS

Install other system software on the hard disk. For information on types of compatible system software and obtaining the installer, visit Open Platform for PLAYSTATION®3.


  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the disc or storage media during installation. Doing so may cause damage to the system software.
  • During installation, the power button on the system front is inactive.


Insert the disc or storage media that contains the installer in the system.


Select (System Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.


Select [Install Other OS].
The system searches for the installer. When the installer is found, its content and location will be displayed.


Check the content of the installer, and then select [OK].
The installer starts. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.


  • To start the newly installed system software, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [Default System], and then select [Other OS] to restart the system.
  • An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.

Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS