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How to Install Android in Windows using VMware (Part- 2 Installing Android)

This is the Second and the last Part of our article 'How to Install Android in Windows using VMware'. The Part-1 of this tutorial if very important (The tutorial on Configuring Android in VMware).

If you have completed the Part- 1 successfully then read the tutorial below to install android in Windows and if not then click here to read the first Part of this article.

NOTE: To get out of Virtual Machine windows press Alt+Ctrl button. (You will need this Key combination whenever you open a virtual machine).

Installing Android in Windows: 

  1. Open the virtual machine window and Select 'Power On this virtual machine'. VMware will now power on this virtual machine and take you to the installation mode (See image below). Here you can select how you want to Run android. We will select the last option which says ' Installation - Install Android-x86 to hard disk' because we want to Install android.
     
    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer

  2. Now wait for some seconds and then you will see a 'Choose Partition' dialog box. Highlight 'Create/Modify Partitions' and hit Enter.
       
    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer

  3. [This is the most important step and it should be done carefully]
    Then you will a new window as shown in image below. First highlight 'New' and hit Enter then select 'Primary' and hit Enter twice.
    Now Select 'Write' and then it will ask you to write data, just type 'yes' and hit Enter. Then wait for some time while the data is being written.
     
    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer

    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer

  4. Once the process is complete select 'Quit' and then you will be taken back to 'choose partition' window. Now select the newly made partition named:
    'sda1  linux       VMware Virtual-I'
     

    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer
       
  5. In next window you have to choose file system. Select 'ext3', hit Enter and then select 'Yes' to format virtual machine primary partition. Then it will ask you to Install GRUB Bootloader, click 'Yes'. and then again click 'Yes' again when prompted.
     

    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer
     
  6. After that it will start installing android in virtual machine. Don't worry if you see a blue screen for some time after the installation is complete.

    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer
  7. Now select 'Reboot' and your Android will reboot to GRUB Bootloader, select the First option to boot into android system.

    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer
     
    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer
  8. The first boot will take some time. Once the boot process is complete select your preferred language and complete the initial setup. It is not necessary to add your Gmail ID in Virtual Machine.
     
  9. After completing initial setup you will be taken to your Android's home screen. Now you can experience Android in windows pc.

    Install Android in Windows using Virtual Machine, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, VMware Payer
NOTE: Some of the apps like Camera, Messaging will not work in virtual machine.
If you have any other questions then you can comment below. 


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