How to Install Android on Your PC Mark Wilson on July 16th 2013

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and th n ty+ th word y s ! &or +r ssin' Dnt r on% a'ain) . !ut it tak s just a & w /o/ nts) @ow s l %t th 3oota!l o+tion and +r ss Dnt r. and at this +oint you should r /o" th "irtual C? &ro/ th dri" ) Cli%k th ? "i% s / nu and s l %t C?E?2? ? "i% s &ollow d !y : /o" disk &ro/ "irtual dri" ) .#+ ri n% ) Android %an ! run without installation. and th n s l %t th Pri/ary o+tion ! &or +r ssin' Dnt r a'ain) Pr ss Dnt r to %r at a +artition that o%%u+i s your ntir "irtual dri" ) Con&i'urin' hard dri" s &or Android /ay s / %o/+l #. so tak %ar durin' %on&i'uration) It won5t ! lon' ! &or Android !oots. so tak %ar durin' %on&i'uration) *h %orr %t dri" &or/at /ust ! s l %t d &or Android to work +ro+ rly.l %t Huit. s l %t th o+tion to us th #t3 &il syst / and s l %t Y s to %on&ir/ your %hoi% ) *h 8:13 !ootload r tak s %ar o& laun%hin' Android. s l %t Writ and +r ss Dnt r.l %t @ w at th !otto/ o& th s%r n and +r ss Dnt r. !ut it tak s just a & w /o/ nts) Con&i'urin' hard dri" s &or Android /ay s / %o/+l #. %hoos th +artition you5" just %r at d and +r ss Dnt r) Wh n +ro/+t d. so s l %t Y s to install it and th n s l %t Y s a'ain to /ak th Esyst / dir %tory writ a!l ) *h %orr %t dri" &or/at /ust ! s l %t d &or Android to work +ro+ rly.l %t th Cr at EModi&y Partition o+tion and +r ss Dnt r) . !ut o+tin' to install +ro"id s a ! tt r. &ast r #+ ri n% ) @ow you will n d to %on&i'ur th "irtual hard dri" so that th r is so/ wh r to install Android to) .

!ut ' ttin' Android on your PC is " ry r wardin') -t + A. !ut ' ttin' Android on your PC is " ry r wardin') It5s a sli'htly ti/ <%onsu/in' +ro% ss. %li%k th Ma%hin / nu in 2irtual 3o# and th n %li%k ?isa!l Mous Int 'ration) You /ay also &ind it us &ul to %li%k 2i w &ollow d !y -wit%h to -%al Mod i& you &ind th /ous a%ts rrati%ally B you %an swit%h !a%k to r 'ular /od !y +r ssin' th ri'ht Ctrl k y and C at th sa/ ti/ ) *h &irst ti/ you run Android youGll ha" to s t it u+ just lik you did on your +hon or ta!l t) *h &irst ti/ you run Android you5ll ha" to s t it u+ just lik you did on your +hon or ta!l t) You %an i'nor any st +s r lat d to %onn %tin' to a wir l ss n twork as 2irtual3o# will just /ak us o& your %o/+ut r %onn %tion without th n d &or additional %on&i'uration) :unnin' Android within Windows %an & l stran' to start with. !ut itGs also 'r at &unC :unnin' Android within Windows %an & l stran' to start with. +arti%ularly i& you think u+ any int r stin' us s &or a "irtuali$ d %o+y o& Android) .ItGs a sli'htly ti/ <%onsu/in' +ro% ss. Al/ost *h r C You /i'ht &ind that Android tak s a littl whil to !oot u+ B at l ast th &irst ti/ around B and you5ll th n ha" to run throu'h th initial %on&i'uration just lik you did th &irst ti/ you swit%h d on your +hon or ta!l t) -hould you &ind that your /ous do s not work and you ar una!l to %li%k within Android. !ut it5s also 'r at &unC @ow it5s ti/ to +ay a "isit to 8oo'l Play and start downloadin' a++sC ( t us know how you ' t on.

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