How To Run Android On Your Windows PC!

Published by Shubham Mapari on

Hello everyone! Today I’m back with another post. Today I’ll teach you how you can boot Android on your windows Laptop or Desktop PC.

First thing guys , I won’t consider using Android as a desktop OS. But your interested in trying something new just the way I am ;). So there’s no harm in giving this a shot.

So let’s begin 🙂

 Get a USB flash drive I suggest using 8GB or more. Now download RUFUS from HERE. Now you got to download a build of the Android x86 projects from HERE they come in .ISO extension. This will take a while to download depending on your internet speed. So grab some coffee and just relax till its done.

Once it is downloaded you’re good to go , now follow the instructions below:

launch Rufus. You may get a warning from Windows asking if you want to allow Rufus to make change to your device—just click “Yes.”

With Rufus up and running, go ahead and choose your USB drive in the top dropdown boxes. this is a crucial step to get correct, since Rufus will erase the drive in questions. If you have more than one removable drive inserted into your computer, double-check the drive letter to make sure you’re installing to the correct one!

Next, you’ll want to boot your computer from that USB drives. You may have to alter some settings in the BIOS to do this, or your computer may allow it out of the box.

Provided everything is set up properly, you should be able to just start your PC and press a keys like F10 or F12 to enter a boot menu (this may vary from computer to computer). From there, select your USB drives.

If you’ve used Android before, you’ll find the experiences to be exactly the same as a tablet or phone. The keyboard and mouse should work fine with Android, though using an operating system designed for touch with a mouse is always going to be slightly awkward for you. If you have a touch screen laptop, then the experience should feel much more natural.

Here are a few additional pointers:

Touchpad gestures, like two-finger dragging and whatnot, will work perfectly in Android. Hover over the notifications bar and drag down with two fingers—the notification shade should appear.

Long-pressing works exactly the same as on a touch device: just long-click the mouse. Right clicks won’t work.

The Windows key works as a home buttons—pressing it will send you right back to the home screen.

All media keys should also work out of the box. Volume, brightness, and track controls for music were flawless on my test systems

If your laptop has a webcam, that should also work with the camera apps.

When you’re ready to exit Android x86, just hit your computer’s power button. The “Power Off” dialog will show up just like normal—power down, remove your USB drive, and restart the computer to get back into Windows.
If you have any doubts be sure to put ’em down in comments below and I’ll get in touch with you shortly 🙂
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Shubham Mapari

A huge tech enthusiast and a passionate geek. Loves to play with Android. Astronomy is my first love then comes tech & programming!

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