You just need to follow a few simple steps to enjoy Google Android OS running on your PC:
STEP 1: Download Google Android OS
First of all download the desired Android version’s ISO image file from Android-x86 website:
You’ll find separate ISO files of each Android version whether its an old Android version such as Eclair, Gingerbread, Honeycomb or a new version such as Jelly Bean or KitKat.
STEP 2: Write ISO Image File to CD/DVD or USB Drive
Now write the ISO file to a CD/DVD or USB drive. If you want to write the ISO file to CD/DVD, you can simply right-click on the ISO file and select “Burn disc image” option. It’ll launch Windows built-in “Disc Image Burner” program which allows you to burn ISO files to CD/DVD. Alternatively, you can take help of 3rd party disk burning software to burn ISO file to CD/DVD.
If you don’t want to write ISO file to CD/DVD or if you don’t have an optical drive in your computer, you can create a bootable USB drive of the downloaded ISO file.
To write the ISO file to a USB drive, you can take help of following utilities:
Just attach your USB drive to your computer, run UUI tool, select the downloaded Android ISO image file. Select Android from the OS dropdown. It’ll create the bootable USB drive of Android within a few moments.
STEP 3: Boot Your Computer Using CD/DVD or USB Drive
Once you create a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive to test Android, restart your PC and it should now boot using the CD/DVD or USB drive. If it doesn’t, make sure the option to boot using optical drives or removable media is enabled in BIOS settings. You can access BIOS settings by pressing Del or F2 key at startup in most of the computers.
Some Desktops and laptops provide a direct hotkey such as F12 to select boot order at startup. Press the hotkey as soon as your computer starts and you’ll be able to select the desired drive as boot media.
STEP 4: Install or Test Run Google Android in Your Computer
Once your computer starts using the CD/DVD or USB drive, it’ll show following screen to install or test Google Android OS in your PC:
If you don’t want to install Google Android OS in your computer but want to test it virtually, select the “Live CD – Run Android-x86 without installation” option. It’ll not install the OS on your hard disk but will run the OS virtually so that you can enjoy its features without worrying about your other installed OS.
But if you are ready to install Android OS in your system, choose the last option “Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk“.
STEP 5: Running Google Android OS in Your PC
If you selected the first option “Live CD” to test drive Android in your computer, it’ll take a few seconds and will start Google Android OS in front of you. You’ll be able to test all features of Android OS including installing apps, etc.
If you select the option to install Android in your computer, you’ll need to follow a small setup wizard which will ask you to select the partition to install Android OS, to install Grub boot loader to dual boot between Android and other installed OS (click on YES button), etc. Select the partition and other things carefully and the setup wizard will finish in a few moments.
That’s it. Now you are ready to enjoy fully functional Google Android operating system in your laptop or Desktop PC. You can also access Google Play Store to download and install apps.