Instructions for installing Windows on an Android tablet
Let’s consider a diagram of how to install a new Android on a tablet:
- First you need to connect your tablet to your computer. We also need a flash card with a capacity of 4 GB or more.
- Find information about your tablet model and then search the internet for the desired firmware.
- As with flashing, it is better to keep the tablet fully charged, since the device during the boot process can “sit down”, which can cause serious problems. The best solution would be to put the tablet on charge for the entire time it is loading.
- Create a backup just in case. If something suddenly goes wrong, with the help of this copy you can return everything to its original state.
- Next, use the FAT32 program to format the flash card. Now create the SCRIPT directory, transferred all the files downloaded for the firmware there.
- Now turn off the tablet, insert the USB flash drive with the firmware files into it. Once enabled, the update process will start automatically. It can take quite a lot of time. After the installation is complete, the device will turn off the same.
- After that, removing the USB flash drive and turning on the tablet again.
- Now check if all functions are working properly. If something works “crooked”, it is better to immediately return everything to the Initial settings and repeat the operation again.
Reinstallation over Wi-Fi
Here’s how to install Android on your tablet:
After that, the download will start, after which the device will reboot.
However, here are some tips to be more careful:
What devices can I install Windows on?
- Central bank with i386 / ARM architecture. Processors from manufacturers VIA, AMD, IDT, Transmeta are cross-platform;
- Two, or better, a quad-core (with a core frequency of at least 3 GHz) tablet with at least 2 GB of RAM for Windows 7, 8, 10.
Booting from external media
Method The simplest, but fraught with frequent freezes and spontaneous device restarts.
Although booting is performed from external media, returning to normal operation of “native” Windows is possible only after restoring from a backup, the standard “turn off / on” will not help here.
To activate Android from an external media, create any directory in the root of the SD card, copy all the firmware files there and run “Haret.Exe”.
First of all, we will get the files necessary for installation:
A) forum.Xda-developers.com/showthread.php?T=1411895. download our Android 4.0 from the first forum post.
B) lnx.Lu/0JRr. from here you can download the Android market standard applications.
C) forum.Xda-developers.com/showthread.php?T=1410674. here you will find the current version of the launcher.
By connecting our Kindle to PC (USB cable), copy the received files to the SD card of the device. It is advisable to copy them directly to the sdcard folder. this allows in the future not to waste time searching.
This instruction will be slightly different for different types of devices, for clarification, refer to the official forum or in those. Support for your device.
So, we launch our tablet in TWRP. To do this, turn it off (long press on the power button, followed by selecting the desired option) and turn it on again. Once you see the triangle on the screen, press and hold the power button again.
The triangle image should change from yellow to green. Then expect.
After a few seconds, a menu will open in front of you. Press the “Backup” button and then select System, Data, Boot. This operation will back up your data.
After that, we need to clear the data. This can be done using the “Factory reset” button.
In the main menu, click on the “Install” button.
Specify the file, which is your Android 4.0 (first step) and click on “Flash”. Wait for the end of the installation!
We are looking for and press the button “Reboot System”.
Running Android x86 on computer without installation
Having booted from the previously created bootable USB flash drive from Android (how to boot from a USB flash drive in BIOS), you will see a menu in which it will be offered to either install Android x86 on the computer, or start the OS, and not affect the data on the computer. We choose the first option. launch in Live CD mode.
What tablets does it work on
In this case, we will focus on tablets running on Intel x86 processors. In particular, it is in this guide that Acer Iconia W700 acts as a test subject.
XDA-Developers has an identical guide for the Samsung XE700T, and the comments to it confirm the relevance of the following instructions for the corresponding Microsoft Surface models (not RT, there is an ARM processor).
What you need to install
- USB flash drive with a minimum amount of 512 MB, formatted in FAT32.
- USB keyboard and USB hub. It is recommended to use a hub that does NOT use a separate power source, as it is more quickly detected by the system. This is essential for a successful installation.
- To write an Android installer image to a USB flash drive, download Win32 Disk Imager from Sourceforge.
- The Android distribution is downloaded from the Intel Open Source Technology Center. We choose the version of Android to our liking, but it will be preferable to install the most recent package.
Ready USB stick
We need to create a bootable Android USB stick. First, unpack the zip archive from Android.
Launch Win32 Disk Imager, specify the path to the img file of the Android distribution and click Save.
Do not forget to specify the correct disk name as the device for recording the image. There should be our flash drive.
When everything is ready, we start the process of writing the image to the USB flash drive using the Write button.
How to install Android on Windows 8 tablet
Using this instruction, you can install an Android tablet on your Windows 8 as a second operating system.
Today we are going to tell you how to install Android on Windows 8 tablet as a second operating system.
We remind you that these actions can lead to disastrous consequences and void the warranty for the device.
If you don’t want to take risks, but you still want to play with Android applications on WIndows, then the best solution would be to use the popular BlueStacks, which allows you to run Android applications on both Windows and OS X.
A finished Windows 8 tablet
You can’t just go and install Android on a tablet like this. First, you have to do some magic with the settings of the native system.
First, make sure that Secure Boot is disabled on the tablet. Go to Settings. Change PC Settings. Update and recovery. Recovery. Here we select Restart Now.
In the menu that appears, use the arrows to select Troubleshoot. Advanced Options. UEFI Firmware Settings. BIOS will open.
Find the Security item on the left side of the menu and Install Supervisor Password.
Next, go to Boot. Secure Boot and set the option to Disabled.
Now they hold down the power button to restart the tablet. Next, hold down the Windows buttons until the image appears on the screen. This manipulation is a quick way to go to the BIOS screen. You can use it to make sure that UEFI is selected as the boot mode.
I turn off the tablet. In the off state, connect the USB hub to the USB port of the tablet. Into the hub Plug in the keyboard and USB flash drive.
Now turn on the tablet with the F12 key pressed on the keyboard.
In the menu that appears, using the arrows, select our USB flash drive and then follow the instructions. The installation process may differ slightly from version to version of Android. In this case, the android-4.2.2_r1-ia3 package was installed, and the process looked like this:
- Do you want to preserve Windows and dual boot? Y
- Do you want to resize Windows to make more space? Y
- Enter new size in MiB for Windows: Enter for default option.
- Install GummiBoot bootloader? Y
- Enter boot menu timeout (0 = no menu) (min = 0, max = 60, enter = 5) 15
After successful installation, a message should appear:
Installation now configured. Press enter to continue
Now, if everything went according to plan, the next time you turn on the tablet, you will see a menu with a choice of the operating system that you want to load.
It so happens that the operating system selection menu does NOT appear, and, in this case, the only way to start Android as an OS is to hold F12 on the keyboard when turning on the tablet.
Also, you may find that Bluetooth no longer works in Windows. To eliminate this sad fact, you need to boot into Android and turn on Bluetooth in its settings. A subsequent restart in Windows should fix the problem.
You need to understand that in addition to the risk of transforming the tablet into a brick, we are dealing with an unofficial x86 version of Android. This means that in addition to the need to install basic applications for further work (Google Play, GMail), there will be a restriction on the ability to install only those applications that run on an x86 system. Fortunately, the list of such apps is constantly growing.
Clean install on Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet
In this example, we’ll look at a clean install of Windows 10 on the tablet in question. For many users, a clean installation of Windows is a priority, as it allows you to configure the system from scratch and save yourself from various glitches that may arise when upgrading from an older OS. For a clean installation on the Asus VivoTab Note 8, we need the previously reviewed Media Creation Tool, a flash drive and an OTG micro USB hub. A flash drive is needed with a volume of 4 GB or more. OTG micro USB hub looks like this.
This USB hub is needed to connect a regular USB keyboard to the tablet in question.
The first step is to create a bootable USB drive using the Media Creation Tool. To do this, run the utility itself and select the second item in it.
In the next window, you need to select the OS version and its bit depth. For Asus VivoTab Note 8, you need to select 32 bit OS, as shown in the picture below.
In the next window, select the type of bootable media to create. In our case, this is a USB flash drive.
After selecting your flash drive, the utilities download and write the Windows 10 installation files to the USB flash drive.
Having created a bootable USB drive, you can start installing the operating system. To do this, insert the USB drive into the hub, and restart the tablet. When the tablet starts, press the F2 button on the keyboard (it also connects to the hub). This will open the BIOS of the mobile PC. In the BIOS, we need to go to the “BOOT” section and select our USB flash drive first when the system boots, as shown in the figure below.
Now you need to save your boot settings. To do this, go to the “Save Exit” section and select the “Save Changes and Exit” item, which will save the current BIOS settings.
After completing the steps described above, our drive should be the first startup in the system, the very same cargo Windows 10 installer.
Installing dozens is simple and familiar to many PC users, but we will still describe the installation process. In the next window, click the Install button.
This action will take us to a window in which We must agree to all the terms of the company’s license agreement.
After accepting the conditions, we will be taken to a window that will offer us to update the OS that is currently on the hard drive, or perform a new installation. Therefore, we will select the “Custom” item and continue the installation.
In the next window, prepare our hard drive. In our case, this is one 64 GB partition.
Clicked on the Next button. OS installation will start on Asus VivoTab Note 8.
Setting up on Asus VivoTab Note 8 does not take much time, so in a few minutes you can enjoy all the benefits of the new operating system.
For your tablet to function properly with the new OS, you need to update the BIOS for the tablet. You can download and install the latest BIOS version on the official website www.Asus.com in the “Support” tab on the page of this tablet.
The example shows that the installation of Windows 10 with x86 architecture is the same as on a regular PC.
Windows 10 mobile instead of Phone 8
For its smartphones, Microsoft has also decided to release a new operating system called Windows 10 mobile. This name of the OS underlines the company’s intention to erase the boundaries between PCs and smartphones in the future. For example, the introduction of the Continuum tool into older versions of smartphones just confirms this desire of the company. A notable feature of the new mobile operating system is the fact that it can be installed on most older phone models that were still running Windows Phone 8. For example, the Lumia 535 and Lumia 630 phones running Windows Phone 8 can be easily upgraded to the new OS. Below is the entire list of phones on Windows Phone 8, which can be updated in the top ten:
- Lumia 430;
- Lumia 435;
- Lumia 532;
- Lumia 535;
- Lumia 540;
- Lumia 630;
- Lumia 640 XL;
- Lumia 735;
- Lumia 830;
- Lumia 930.
After installing and running the Update Advisor program, it will ask you for a place to save the backup files that were on the old Phone 8 OS, as shown below.
The next step is to install the update itself on the smartphone instead of Phone 8. To do this, go to the phone settings and start the update, clicked on the items “phone update”. “download”.
After the download is complete, you must click on the install button. ” The next step will be the acceptance of the license agreement, after which the direct replacement of Phone 8 with a ten will begin.
Let’s make the necessary settings, the phone will ask the user to restart it.
The example shows that any Microsoft phone user can handle the update.
I would also like to say a few words about the new Microsoft Continuum technology. Essentially, this technology turns your smartphone into a PC. The principle of operation is based on connecting a monitor and a smartphone to a special docking station Microsoft Display Dock HD-500.
After assembling this circuit, the smartphone functions as a touch mouse. Also, the user has the ability to connect a conventional keyboard and mouse. The very same work on such a PC, of course, cannot be compared with the work of an ordinary laptop or stationary computer, but for office use and viewing information in a browser, it is ideal.
The only drawback of this technology is that only users of Flagship smartphones and new models will be able to use Continuum. Therefore, users of phones like the Lumia 535 and Lumia 630 will be a little disappointed. Still, the fact that Microsoft gave the owners of phones such as Lumia 535 and Lumia 630 to change the old Phone 8 OS to a dozen is a very pleasant surprise, which, for example, cannot be said about Android smartphones.
Update the eight to ten on the tablet Asus VivoTab Note 8
The Asus VivoTab Note 8 comes with Windows 8.1 operating system initially. To update Asus VivoTab Note 8 to Windows 10, we need the Media Creation Tool, which can be downloaded from this link https://www.Microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. After downloading, run the utility.
In the window that appears, select the first item, which will allow us to update to the top ten. At the next stage, the utility will start downloading and checking the installation files of the operating system.
After downloading the installation files, the utility will prompt you to select the OS to install.
After selecting the utility, it prepares the OS for the update and opens the final window with the Install button.
In this window, click the Install button. After that, the eight-to-ten update will begin.
The update process on the Asus VivoTab Note 8 It will take a little time, after which the tablet will have a new Windows 10 OS. The new OS will keep all the documents and programs that were in the eight.
In the same way, you can update to the top ten on other tablets running Windows.
How to install Windows 10 on a regular tablet
Nowadays it is difficult to surprise anyone with a tablet based on iOS and Android. But if you remember the history, then the first tablets on THESE operating systems appeared relatively recently. In 2010, the first iPad was born, and the following year, Google released its first Android tablet, the Motorola XOOM. Nowadays, tablets from Apple and Google have gained immense popularity among millions of users around the world. This order of things pushed software giant Microsoft to join the tablet race.
In 2012, Microsoft releases the Windows 8 operating system, which is focused on both desktop and Tablet PCs. The company had to completely change its approach to touch PCs, as it already had NOT successful experience with tablets based on Microsoft Tablet PC. Microsoft is now using a new operating system for its tablets called Windows 10.
Many Windows 8 tablet PC users now have questions about how to upgrade to the new top ten. In addition to the transition to the top ten tablet users, reinstallation and clean installation of Windows 10 itself on a mobile PC are also interested. To solve all these issues, we have prepared a material in which we will describe in detail the process of installing and updating dozens. In addition to Windows tablet PCs, we will also cover the mobile OS for Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. In this thread, our readers will find out the answer to the question: how to install Windows 10 mobile on their smartphone from Microsoft.
In this article, we looked at how easy it is to install Windows 10 on a tablet and phone from Microsoft. For many, updating the tablet will not cause any difficulties, since the device is built on a processor with x86 architecture, which is used on laptops and desktop computers. It follows from this that installing an OS on a tablet looks similar. Installing Windows mobile does not have to be difficult, as the process is very simple. We hope our article will help you install the latest Windows 10 operating system, both on your tablet and smartphone.
With this application, you can “revive” the famous DOS system on Android with many timeless games. In addition, Windows 9x can be run through it.
- Download aDosBox_v0.2.5.APK file (1.8 Mb), install.
- Next, find config-adosbox.Rar and upload.
- From the archive, you need to transfer a copy of dosbox-0.74.Conf to the /sdcard/appdata/org.Hystudio.Android.Dosbox/.Dosbox folder. it will appear when installing the application.
- Then you need a Windows 9x installation disc. you can get either a ready-made version or do it yourself. Place it at the root of the sdcard.
- Time to launch the application.
Notable features of the program:
- Best picture quality with black frames.
- Mouse performance is better than in the same QEMU.
Sometimes the next mouse can be triggered when it is moved.
How to install or install windows on Android?
Most users of devices running on the Android mobile platform are quite satisfied with them. this system is multifunctional. It has many possibilities and gives the user freedom of action.
For some reason, users want to reinstall the current operating system or install an alternative to their phone or tablet, for example, the well-known Windows. Let’s see how to install Windows on Android?
There are only two main ways to install Windows on an Android tablet or smartphone through an emulator, or completely reflash the device, install a new mobile platform on it.
The first case is suitable for combining the capabilities of both systems. the emulator will allow you to switch between them, which is useful if the user does all this just to get the opportunity to play your favorite game in an environment unusual for it.
At the same time, a complete replacement of the operating system is also not always available. a processor can be installed in a smartphone / tablet, and not supporting the operation of products from Microsoft.
Whether the processor will allow replacing Android with Windows 8 or 7 is possible by viewing the “Passport data” on your device. It is also important to remember that the OS in question requires more memory than Android, so it is not recommended to install it on a cheap smartphone and tablet.
Before putting Windows on Android, you need to determine your priorities, and based on them, choose one of the above methods or use an alternative option:
By virtue of the BOCHS emulator
This program is considered the most convenient among similar applications. It does not show as many problems as in the previous version. The mouse functions normally and in general everything else works more stable. Any Windows can be used, but I would not advise starting heavy versions of the system. the speed will be depressing. Light distributions such as Windows XP, it will more or less pull.
- The Bochs2_5_1.APK installation file (1.2 MB) is located here: w3bsit3-dns.com.ru/forum/index.php?Showtopic=286472st=100, in the same place to get the SDL_for_BOCHS.Zip archive, which will bring the BIOS and drivers.
- Unpack to the list of the root directory sdcard, to the SDL folder.
- Download the disk image of the required system, you can use a special program to repartition the distribution kit to the boot disk.
- A copy of the made image by transferring to the SDL folder.
- Start the program.
Mouse and other keys are controlled in the same way as in the program described above, but a double click here will work fine.
On this emulator, you can start using the programs without creating an image. And the fact is that it has the ability to directly access the drive of an Android device. To make this happen, you need to add this chain to the bochsrc.Txt file:
- Weak work speed.
- The network connection is NOT functioning.
- Good stability.
- Convenient mouse control.
- Sound card adjustment available.
- Any Windows OS can be run.
- The creators provide technical assistance if needed.
Features of the QEMU emulator
To start any Windows 9x through QEMU, you need to do the following:
- Download the emulator installation file itself. SDLapp.APK (1.4 MB) and install.
- Then you need to download the SDL.Zip archive with the BIOS and drivers of the installed system. Unzip it to the sdcard root directory.
- Upload a ready-made Windows 9x disk image, either through UltraISO, or another program with Looks like functions to make a bootable disk from the existing distribution.
- Place a copy of the finished disk image in the SDL folder.
- Launch the application.
If you do not have enough experience in performing such operations, I advise you to use the Windows 95 disk image, because the 98th version will cause additional trouble. In THESE old systems, you will have to use the On-Screen Keyboard. mouse fangs are produced by sound buttons.
It is a little more difficult to make a double click, for easier it is better to activate the desired one and press the menu button. here it plays the role of Enter, and the “back” button replaces Esc. The cursor will obey the keys.
You will need to embed a set of all the necessary programs into the D disk image, this is done as follows:
- Download the archive Qemu_HDD.Rar with clean disk images from w3bsit3-dns.com.ru/forum/index.php?Showtopic=201368.
- Using the WinImage program, move all the most necessary data into a disk image of the required size.
- I gave the image a new name. D.Img and add a copy to the SDL folder.
- Add this chain to the sdl.Conf file: /sdl.L.M 128.Boot c.Hda C.Img.Hdb D.Img.USB.USBdevice tablet.
- Restart, start Windows and program from D drive.
- It is not easy to achieve clear clicks.
- Both the network connection and the internet do not work
- Unsatisfactory screen resolution.
- Can’t adjust sound.
- Time display is incorrect.
- To ask for help NOT to someone. there is no support.
Full Windows on Android
At the moment there are two popular mobile versions of Windows. 7 and 8, the installation method is approximately identical. However, version 7 is overweight and slow, and version 8 so far enjoys comprehensive developer support, so many people prefer to replace android with Windows 8. Booting the eighth version of Windows three times, or even four times faster than in Windows 7.
The process will require:
- USB mouse
- External DVD drive, you can use a bootable USB drive instead
- USB hub
- USB-Ethernet adapter, in case Windows cannot detect the Wi-Fi adapter installed on the device.
The new platform will be installed from a bootable media. disk or flash drive. You can use for this both the available distribution kit and the image downloaded from the Internet, which will need to be written to disk using Nero applications or analogs.
Also using the Download Tool 1.0. Or second applications, you can make a bootable USB flash drive in the same way. You can use UltraISO, Media Creation Tool, Rufus, Media Creation Tool for this purpose. It is important to remember that this will require 8 GB of space.
Here’s how I do it all Do it with the common Rufus program:
- From the official website of the program, I download it, install it and open it.
- In the subsection “Device” you will see the drive for recording the image.
- It is necessary to register the path to the Windows image.
- Automatically, in the “Partition Scheme” subsection, the boot method for the media will change: MBR (for Legacy / CSM) or GPT (for UEFI).
- As soon as the choice of the distribution kit is made, all the remaining values will also be mechanically filled.
- It will remain to be named “Start”, confirm the intention and wait for the completion of the operation.
It should be added that starting from version Rufus 3, it will NOT work to create bootable media for Windows XP, you can only do this for Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Here are the steps in the installation process:
- Be sure to reserve all the most important on the tablet.
- Connect the mouse, keyboard and the USB flash drive to the USB connectors of the tablet to boot.
- After rebooting, press the F key to enable UEFI boot mode.
- After clicking on Setup, select the flash drive from which the launch will be performed. The documentation for the tablet contains details of this procedure.
- Having selected the carrier, it is necessary to mark the item “Full installation”.
- Further phases of the process will also be similar to the topics that are required when installing Windows on a computer. The C drive must be formatted. its full size will appear. For drives C and D, you will need to allocate different partitions. As a result of this process, the Android operating system will be replaced by the newly installed Windows.
- To finish, click on “OK” and confirm.
- New system can be started.
Additionally, you will need to download drivers for the Wi-Fi adapter, touch screen and other system elements to function. There are times when the system starts working without such additional filling with drivers.
How to use both Windows and Android on a tablet at the same time?
To place Windows next to Android, the tablet must have UEFI. after all, Recovery Mode will NOT allow you to use another one. At the end of the installation of the second system on a tablet that meets the requirements, the dual boot mode will appear. when the device starts, a menu appears with the ability to select a system to boot. The two systems will coexist peacefully.
Let me remind you that you should show the utmost attention, because it is impossible to cancel the process of implementing the dual boot program that has begun.
Before starting the procedure, you need to take care of creating a backup copy of the data on Android for safety reasons. Save all this on some separate medium, using a special program on the device or using a third-party utility. Then it should start working:
- Connect a USB flash drive with software to the device.
- In UEFI settings, select bootable media.
- Carry out the installation of Windows using the same rules as for a similar operation on your home computer.
- Perform additional loading of all necessary drivers so that the system can work without problems.
With a very successful combination of circumstances, you may NOT need to search for drivers. you can immediately use the new Windows system alternately with Android on a tablet computer.
Running Windows on a tablet using emulators
The simplest and safest way to use Windows programs on Android devices is to install the appropriate software emulators. In this case, it is NOT meant to make any significant changes to the pre-installed operating system, it is only about running Windows on Android. There are several emulators that allow you to run Windows 9x and Windows XP operating systems in emulation mode. Each of them has advantages and disadvantages. The following remains in common. none of the emulators Plasma Internet connections and network protocols, but all of them allow you to run most of the familiar programs (mostly standard), and play your favorite games (as a rule, the simplest).
Let’s take a closer look at the most popular emulators:
This emulator allows you to run one of the operating systems of the Windows 9x line on Android.
Installation (all Referenced files are here):
- Download the SDLapp.APK file on the Internet (about 1.4 Mb) and install it on your device. This file is a QEMU emulator for Android.
- Control SDL.Zip (contains BIOS firmware, video card drivers, and other devices). Unpack the downloaded archive into the sdcard root directory (using WinRar, WinZip or a similar program).
- Download the img image of the operating system (Windows 9x) or create it using Nero or a similar program (if you have a distribution kit).
- Copy img file to device to SDL folder.
- Run the program.
Inexperienced users are recommended to run Windows 95, running 98 on Android devices is fraught with some difficulties. Windows 9x has an On-Screen Keyboard, right or left mouse click is simulated by volume buttons. It can be difficult to double-click, it is much easier to select what you need and press the “Menu” key. The Menu key replaces pressing with Enter, and the Back key replaces Esc. The cursor stops where you dragged it.
Testing shows that Windows 95 runs noticeably faster on Android than other products in this line. The speed of its work corresponds to the performance of computers of that time, although many programs do not start with it.
All the necessary programs must be placed in the D disk image, this can be done as follows:
- Download Qemu_HDD.Rar (RAR archive containing zero disk images of different sizes).
- Download the program and install WinImage. Select an image of the required size and use it to place the necessary files into it.
- Rename the image to D.Img and copy to the device in the SDL folder.
- Add the following line to sdl.Conf: /sdl.L.M 128.Boot c.Hda C.Img.Hdb D.Img.USB.USBdevice tablet.
- Reboot the device, start Windows and run the program with D:.
- Clicks (tapes) are not clearly triggered.
- No network and internet support.
- Weak screen resolution.
- No sound.
- The time is displayed incorrectly.
- Discontinued product support.
- The speed of work is much higher than that of other emulators
It is considered the best emulator. Most of the shortcomings of QEMU are missing, there are problems with the mouse, and the stability is higher. In principle, it allows you to run Windows of any version, but its speed makes it pointless to launch powerful operating systems. However, there are lightweight distributions, the use of which allows you to run Windows XP with a reasonable period of time.
- Download and install on the device Bochs2_5_1.APK (about 1.2 Mb) and SDL_for_BOCHS.Zip archive (contains BIOS firmware, video card drivers, etc. devices).
- Unpack to the device into the SDL folder, having previously created it in the root directory of the sdcard.
- Download an image (.Img) of the operating system or create it using Nero or a similar program (if a distribution kit is available).
- Copy the img file to the device in the “SDL” folder.
- Run the program.
The mouse and all keys work in the same way as with QEMU, with the difference that a double click is clearly triggered.
Games and programs are launched in the manner described for QEMU. There is only one difference, instead of the sdl.Conf file, you need to edit bochsrc.Txt (located in the SDL folder), in which you need to find the # ata0-slave: type = disk, path = “d.Img and remove the “#”.
There is a second, simpler option for launching applications, without creating an image. BOCHS supports storage access for Android devices. To enable this function, you need to write the following line in bochsrc.Txt: ata0-slave: type = disk, mode = vvfat, path = / sdcard / HDD, journal = vvfat.Redolog, and create the HDD folder in the root directory of the sdcard.
- Works slowly.
- No network support.
- High stability.
- Improved mouse emulation.
- Sound card emulation supported.
- Almost all Windows versions can be launched.
- Technical support of the program is provided.
This emulator will be of interest to fans of old DOS games. In addition to running DOS, for which, in fact, it was created, it also allows you to launch Windows 9x.
- Download aDosBox_v0.2.5.APK (about 1.8 Mb) and install on the device.
- Control config-adosbox.Rar.
- Extract dosbox-0.74.Conf from the archive and copy to the /sdcard/appdata/org.Hystudio.Android.Dosbox/.Dosbox folder (this folder appears after installing the emulator).
- Download or create your own Windows 9x image, place the win98.Img file in the sdcard root directory.
- Run the program.
- The system is better displayed on the screen, there is no black frame.
- Slightly better mouse performance than QEMU.
- Periodic spontaneous fangs when moving the mouse.
Installing Windows 7, 8, XP, 98, 95 on an Android tablet
Dachshund, let’s do some nonsense today, i.e. I wanted to say installing Windows 8, 7, XP, 98, 95 on an Android tablet. Basically, such bad thoughts in Android tablet users arise purely out of curiosity, but there are some individuals who seriously dream of putting a window OS on the tablet, and for them it is necessary, not only that all the functionality of the tablet works, and that this one replaces or supplements the main one, with the ability to switch between them. Hmm everyone is crazy.
Until I have run far, I ask you to slow down the horses so that you don’t read this material in vain. For people with a normally functioning brain, I will help save a bundle of time, and a whole bucket of nerves. You can install through the emulator. play around and return to Android, or replace Android with Windows forever. The most important thing I want to say is Windows “forever and ever” is installed not on all Android devices, but only on those whose processor supports the launch of an OS such as windows. As a rule, these are processors with i386 architecture (Windows 7, 8) or ARM (only Windows 8). You can find out what kind of processor you have in the instructions, digging through the pieces of paper in the box from under the tablet, or look for information on the manufacturer’s website. For example, here are several named devices that support a full installation of Windows:
- Odeon TPC-10
- Archos 9
- Viewsonic ViewPAD
- Iconia Tab W500
- 3Q Qoo
Define for yourself the goals that you are Pursuing:
Just play around? We put the emulator, you can turn it off at any time and use the normal Android OS.
If you need Windows as a working axis. Um, do you want some thrills? Well, then you will have to rewrite Windows on top of the android, having previously saved everything important, because there is a high probability that Turning your device into a bunch. Just a non-working bunch of the case and parts.
If you really need to have different OS on your tablet, you should think about purchasing a special device, for example the Ekoore Python S tablet. It has three operating systems installed at once: Ubuntu, Windows, Android. They work separately from each other, you can freely switch between OS. For example, look at the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 device. there are 2 OS, Android and Windows.
If you really want to “caramel” interface, like on the seven, or tiled, like on the eight, but you don’t want to follow all these hellish complex instructions for installing the emulator and running Windows on it, for God’s sake, download any launcher from Google Play, which will simply replace the standard shell (appearance desktops) to Windows. By the way, you don’t have to be the owner of a special processor for this.
In device power, OS speed, and system capabilities
Keep in mind that Windows it is in Africa (i.e. tablet) Windows too. Therefore, to run you need quite powerful devices. Pretty much everything you can do will run standard, simple programs like WorPad and Paint, and use the Windows interface to open and close folders. Oh yes, I forgot that Windows are mainly installed on tablets in order to run games for Windows. Yes, I hasten to congratulate you, you can run “Klondike”! If you try hard, it will be possible, through dancing with tambourines, to launch a couple of very old igrilines, which were still in the days of MS-DOS. If 512 MB of RAM and 1 GHz percent are enough to start / install Windows 95-98, then for XP it will not be enough. And if you want to put a seven or eight, you will need at least a dual-core, or better a quad-core device with two GB of RAM. Have you changed your mind yet? Okay, let’s move on. By the way, I DO NOT advise you to install outdated Windows XP, even if you love it very much.
Installing Windows on an Android Tablet
Today there will be a theory. Since at the moment I have a tablet with AllWinner A13 percentages (just don’t laugh), I cannot show the process clearly. I’ll just tell you what’s what, and you already decide whether to do or not, everything is at your own peril and risk.
If the hardware part of the tablet allows you to install Windows, you can remove the pre-installed operating system and install Windows 7 or 8 on the tablet. It is recommended to put the “eight”. the system takes about ten gigabytes and takes up much less memory than its predecessors. After installation, another advantage of Windows 8 will be noticeable. this system boots three to four times faster, and Microsoft representatives promise that future updates will speed up this process even more.
For installation you will need: USB mouse and keyboard, external DVD drive or bootable USB stick. If your device has few USB ports, you will need an additional USB hub. It is advisable to have a USB Ethernet adapter handy. If Windows cannot detect the Wi-Fi adapter of the tablet, you will have to download its drivers from the Internet. A real keyboard is needed only at the initial stage of installation, in the future you can do without it.
Having prepared all of the above, you should prepare a bootable media. The easiest way is to use an external DVD drive and use the existing distribution, or download the Windows 8 image from the Internet and burn it to DVD using Nero or another similar program. The developers claim that you can install Windows 8 from any media, so if you don’t have a DVD drive, you can install the system from a USB flash drive. True, this option is used by inexperienced users with varying success.
You can make a bootable USB flash drive using the Download Tool 1.0. Or By using the Portable Workspace Creator option, which creates a bootable copy of the OS. You will need a medium with a capacity of at least 8 GB.
The installation process itself is not very complicated. The “eight” is not much different from previous versions of Windows and for a user who has experience installing this system on a regular computer, this stage will not cause problems.
- Back up information stored on your tablet.
- In SETUP of the device, select boot from the desired media (external DVD drive or USB drive). The description of this procedure should be in the instruction manual of the tablet.
- Install the system by analogy with a regular computer.
After installing Windows, you need to download and install device drivers. Wi-Fi adapter, touch screen and others. Although, with some luck, it is possible that the entire hardware “filling” of the tablet will work immediately.
Video instruction for installing Windows ME on an Android tablet using an emulator