Have you ever tried installing Android on your PC with Windows? No? It’s the time to do it. You can install both Windows and Android together on your PC. This way you can enjoy functionality of an Android Tablet on your PC as well as Windows Operating system. It is same as installing two Windows operating systems in one Laptop or PC.
You should have Windows operating system already installed on your PC, people usually have Windows installed on their PCs. If you have just purchased a new PC and don’t have any OS installed, you can try following –
If you don’t want to install Windows on your PC or Laptop and you want to install only Android on it, you can try following-
This tutorial shows you how to install Android KitKat 4.4 on a PC running Windows 7. Windows 7 is already installed on the PC. It actually doesn’t matter what version of Windows you are running. The Process remains same for all versions of Windows.
What to we need?
- Laptop or PC running Windows, should have atleast 2GB Hard Disk Space available.
- Android KitKat 4.4 ISO file. Download it from here.
How to install Android KitKat 4.4 on a PC running Windows:
First you have to burn the downloaded ISO file to CD disc. Downloaded file is Bootable ISO for Android. You can try following links for making/burning bootable CD from ISO file.
After you have created Bootable CD from Downloaded ISO file, Setup your PC to boot from CD/DVD Drive.
Now, insert this bootable CD into your CD/DVD Drive. You can see this in My Computer.
Now, go to Start and in Shutdown menu, select Restart.
Your PC or Laptop will boot from Android KitKat CD. You will see following Screen.
Select last option to start installation of Android KitKat.
If you have Windows 7 or Above installed on your PC or Laptop, you will see list of available drives on your Hard Disk. Usually sda1 is System reserved partition for Windows, so, you have to select second option i.e. sda2 for Android installation. Select Second option and press Enter to install Android on this partition.
Android will ask you to format this partition, but don’t format it otherwise you will loose your Windows installed on that partition. Select Do not format option and press Enter.
Now, you will be asked about installing boot loader GRUB, Select Yes and press Enter.
Android installer will look for other installations on that partition. It will detect already installed Windows and will ask you to create boot item for Windows. This is most important step to follow. Make sure you have selected Yes and press Enter to make Boot screen entry for Windows. If you select No, you will not be able to use Windows after Android installation.
Make your installation directory read-write. It is recommended for debugging. Select Yes and press Enter.
Now Android installation will start. It will write Android files on selected partition. This may take some time.
Android installer will create disk image for saving user data, minimum size for disk image is 512MB, you can select any value between 512MB to 2047MB. Select Yes and press Enter.
An input box will appear, enter size of size of disk image and press Enter.
Installer will create disk image. It will finish in less than a minute.
Congratulations! Android has been installed successfully. You can start it from here or you can Reboot your PC. Select an option and press Enter.
Eject Android KitKat bootable CD from CD/DVD Drive and Reboot your PC or Laptop after Android installation. On startup you will see boot options as shown below-
First four options are for Android KitKat 4.4 and Last option is for Windows. If you want to run Android select first option and press Enter and if you want to start Windows, select last option and press Enter. Rest 3 options in between these two options are used for Android Debugging. You should not mess with them unless you are an expert. After Installation you need to configure your Android like you do in Android Phones. You can go here to see how to configure Android for first Use.
Now you have both Android and Windows installed on your PC. You can use whichever you want. Just Reboot your PC and on startup select which one you want to start and press Enter.
Should you face a problem with installation, comment below. Comments are always welcome.