How to Install Android OS on PC

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Mobile phones under the android platform always deserve a best place in market. Smart phones have the tendency to make it flexible on every other medium. For instance, you can use android phone as a webcam. After experiencing android in your smart phone you can also try the android OS  in your netbook or laptop and here is the procedure to experiment it. You can actually install it on your memory cards or flash drives and then start test with android OS on your system.

Download android from Android-x86 and copy it in your flash drive or memory card. Scroll down and download it from the stable release section of the site. This will download an ISO file from the website. Also Make sure your memory device having memory more than 256MB and make your memory drive clean before copying android into it.

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How to Use Android on PC ?

Step 1: You need UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) to run android on your system. It is available for all the leading operating systems.

Step 2: Insert your drive which you going to install your android OS. UNetbootin extracts the ISO file of android OS which you downloaded and install it in the target disk.

Step 3: After selecting the target disk, android will start extracting from ISO file and gets installed in your disk. Now your flash drive will get installed with android OS. This may take few minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive.

Step 4: Setup is done and now Reboot your system with the flash drive.

You may also like to read How to install APK files on Android.

How to Change Boot Order in BIOS ?

In default it will be available to boot from your hard drive. So press F2 on reboot of your system. Go to Boot menu in the BIOS setup and change the boot setup to boot from removable disc. Then press F10 to save your changes and exit from BIOS setup. Now your system will restart and boot from your removable disc. This will bring a menu in front of you with the following options.

Select Live CD- Run Android-x86 without installation. Then your Android OS will start booting and you need to wait for few minutes until it gets loaded. After a couple of minutes you will straightly get into your personal desktop. The default applications will be available on the home screen and for more applications go to menu and select the applications you need.

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How to use Android on PC ?

By default android gives you access to webcam and Wi-Fi. So that after entering into the menu you can install the apps you need. You can carry your memory card or flash drive to anywhere and use your own android OS. But your apps installed will be gone when you reboot your system or when you put your removable device in another system. This provides a better interface for the persons who are all using the public systems.

Follow these steps, try installing android in your system. share your comments and doubts as a comment box below.

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  1. I installed and it worked but the video resolution was terrible.  It was functional but not as pretty to look at as the screen shot.

  2. Hi I can’t launch the OS.I am not getting the various choices as above, Instead I get only 2 choices. Default and android. On selecting “android” the “Live Android” screen appears and the screen freezes with nothing else. Pls help..

  3. Dear Mr.Prakash,
    I have Lenovo Ideapad Net Book, with Intel Atom 450 Processor of 1.6 GHz, with windows Vista Home Premium OS, can I install the Android build in an 2GB or 4GB , USB 2 pen drvie and run the same on this Net Book. Is it possible to down load Apps from Android market and run win the pen drive on the net book.
    Would very much appreciate your advise.

    1. It is possible to install and use android market but you need an additional component called android virtual machine to use that in your system. You can download android virtual market from developer’s site 🙂 Thanks for your comment and keep on sharing with us 😀

  4. The mobile you have mentioned is a basic model and it does not support for OS installation externally.. so you can’t install android os in this mobile

  5. No that may not be a reason also it is not os depends on your machine configuration.. Make sure your machine has good processing speed (more than 1.5 GHZ) and try it again

  6. Hi, i have installed Android OS on my windows 7 i have some .apk files i need to view it on android OS which i have installed how could it be possible..moreover i need to connect with the internet in that android pc is that possible?? please reply it would be very much grateful and helpful to me.


  7. I think yes but it is too risky. If it does not work properly you will end up having neither windows nor android.

  8. Hey, it’s probably been covered, but if I make a external harddrive bootable with this, will the android OS recognize other usb attachments? Would I be able to access the other drives on the computer also? 

  9. First format your USB flash to FAT32 not NTFS. Do not expect that your WIFI adapter or Ethernet connections are going to work. There are fixes for Ethernet but I have not seen a overall general fix for WIFI…. It also will not display on notebooks with high-end Radeon graphics card or chip sets. I am sure these can be fixed and will be in the future. On notebooks several years old it may work OK, on desktops with low level graphics cards it may be OK. USB loafing is OK but your configuration is not saved…..

  10. i have installed android 4.0 in my pc how can i access data in my hard disk and how can i connect to the internet?pls help me

    1. Your display couldn’t handle the resolution that Android-x86 used. Try running in VESA mode. The system will boot in a lower screen resolution.

  11. I’m using Acer Aspire V5, and tried several ISO files, but I still got distorted display, and I couldn’t read the screen at all. There must be something to do with the graphic card driver. Any solutions?

  12. Thanks for the information. I am new to this I use win 7 is it possible to install android on the same pc. If so how can I do this will some expert help me

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