Install Android On PC or Laptop

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It is a very rare situation that Android is used as the Operating system on Laptops and PC. There are users who like to install Android on PC or laptop. But we won’t get any Operating System installed on the devices like PC or laptop by default. Commonly, most of the users have Windows Operating System on their devices.

For those who want to install Android on their devices, they can change the Operating System on the PC or laptop. You may think that you need to change your PC or laptop to install Android on it. But not! Installing Android can be easily done from the flash drive or a memory card.

Here are the steps to download and install an Android Operating System on laptop or desktop.

Step 1: Download Android x86:

To start installing Android Operating System on your laptop or PC, you need a USB drive or memory card. Make sure that it should be at least 2GB in Size. It’s better if you use an empty drive as you need to format it as a part of its process. And everything will be lost. Otherwise, you can have a copy of the content of the drive or the memory card in another storage device.

  1. Build an Android x86 project from here selecting the best one that suits your current setup. In this case, it is a 64-bit version of Android 6.0
  2. Then click on “view” to start downloading.Android x86
  3. Download a free Windows Tool called Rufus that will install Android onto the flash drive. As it is a portable tool, you need not install. You can download and store wherever you want.
  4. Launch Rufus once everything is ready. After which you will get a warning from Windows asking if you want to allow Rufus to make changes on your device. Tap on “Yes”.Click YES
  5. Run the Rufus tool and select the USB drive from the drop-down. If you have more than one removable drive in your computer, check if you have selected the corrected the right device
  6. In the File System drop-down, select the “FAT32” (this is a default selection but make sure)File system
  7. Check the box adjacent to “Create a bootable disc using” and select “ISO Image” from the drop down.ISO image
  8. Beside this, you see a CD drive icon, click on that and select “Android x86 ISO file” which you have downloaded earlier.CD drive
  9. Perform a quick scan check of the file after selecting the file to confirm everything is correct.
  10. Finally, click the “Start” button to get started.Start button
  11. A dialog box pop up that will let you know the file is an ISOHybrid image. Select the ISO image mode (recommended by default) and click “OK”ISO image
  12. Another warning appears that shows that all the data on the drive will be erased. Click on OK to proceed.Warning
  13. After that, it shows a green progress bar to let you know if the process is complete. Then you can close Rufus and remove the drive.processing

Step 2: Boot the installer from the USB drive:

You need to boot your computer from the USB drive. You’ll just have to alter some settings in the BIOS to achieve this. You should be able to start your computer and check if everything is perfectly setup. To enter a boot menu, you have to press F10 or F12 accordingly. After that select your USB drive.

  1. A menu will show up asking how would you like to run the installation like Live CD mode or Install it to the Hard disk. It’s better to select the “Live CD mode-run Android x86 without installation”run android
  2. The Android boot animation will appear after some time and then appears a setup menu after a few seconds.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions and sign into your Google account.

That’s all, you have completed installing an Android On your PC with just a few steps. Hope this tutorial will be helpful for you to install Android on a desktop or laptop.

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