How to Install Android OS on PC Netbook or Laptop

Asus Android eePCRecently we heard on some forums installed Android’s Gingerbread on the Nokia’s N900 and now let’s see how you can install Meego on your PC or Net book or even on the Laptop. So, let’s proceed on how you can install the same on your Asus eee PC. It’s not sure but it works on most of the computers. So, before we proceed to the procedure for install the Android OS on your system, you need to download Android x86 and also you need to port your device to the Android x86. So, let’s proceed and see how you can install the latest Eclair 2.0 Android operating system on your Asus ee PC.

How to Install Android OS on your EEE PC?

  • First, you will need to download the bootable Android x86 iso file and need to push the same into your USB storage device either by using Win32DiskImager –  or UNetBootIn
  • Now, you need to insert the USB drive in your net book and set the same to boot from USB drive from the BIOS options and then you need to restart your net book.
  • Now, the installation process will be started and the you can now use the same as the Live USB so that it can run Android without installing on your hard disk.
  • Now, if you choose to install the same, you need to select the partition for installing the same and then format using EXT3 format and then you need to choose the GRUB boot loader.
  • Now, after the installation, you need to reboot your system and will run the Android operating system.

Almost all features and enhancements looks nice as everything works fine but most of the users had complained about the USB disconnection if any big size file is being transferred but apart from that everything else like WiFi, Mouse, Keyboard and other peripheral integration seems like great with a clean and neat overall interface. Please note that this can be used as a backup OS or also can be made as a stand-alone OS. This also comes with an Android Market place which is compatible with the x 86 platforms.

50 Comments
  1. Reply 俊夫 任 July 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I have a normal laptop computer.
    Who can tell me.which one should Iplump for :
    android-x86-4.0-RC1-s103t.iso
    android-x86-4.0-RC1-tegav2.iso
    android-x86-4.0-RC1-asus_laptop.iso
    android-x86-4.0-RC1-eeepc.iso
    android-x86-4.0-RC1-amd_brazos.iso

  2. Reply srikanth June 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Good Morning Sir/Madam

    I purchase your product recently on 22/05/2012 Penta Tablet
    model No IS701R and S/N no is 701R1812-0000002895.

    Recently i have installed anti-virus. While scanning the
    operating system mentioned the options to delete all files. I have selected the
    option (yes) and it have been deleted my all operating system files. Now my
    tablet is asking operating system files and not opening any files.

    Hence i request you to how to install op system android to
    my tablet 2.33 version and i want to up grade my op system 2.33 to 2.7. I
    cannot find the setup files in net. Where i can get the os system files could
    you mail me to my e-mail other vises send me setup to my email.

    Kindly i request you to needful at the earliest and oblize.

    Thank you

    M.SRIKANTH

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  3. Reply satheesh May 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    can you please replace your “same” with “it”.. its an old English usage. nobody used that these days..

  4. Reply Menelok May 19, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Yes … the design is clearly needed to be changed :)
    The dark green color would fit perfectly xD

  5. Reply Alec May 14, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Every things working on my acer aspire one d255 except it won’t turn on wifi. it just says Turning on WiFi and then just says that and i’ve tried ethernet and FN+F3 but it doesnt work. HELP

  6. Reply raghu May 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    i install the android os in my laptop using vmware after completion the first page appearing it shows only the date and time i d’nt saw the menu page or application page help me to saw to go menu page……….

  7. Reply Venkatesan April 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I recently downloaded android-x86-4.0-RC1-asus_laptop.iso and made boot up in usb stick and booted in my laptop Dell. It is working fine without installation on hard disk. But i am unable to connect to internet through ethernet card (wired connection). how can i insert IPv4 settings for android. i tried in APN SETINGS, but it is not working help me plssssss

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      you need to contact your ISP for the same!

  8. Reply shop and bargain April 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I do agree with all the ideas you’ve introduced in your post. They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for newbies. Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  9. Reply yadi91 April 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

    gan numpang nanya…
    klo cara nyimpan datanya gmn ya??
    ane udah buat semacam sdcard gitu 2gb
    kok setiap nginstall trus direstart semua applikasi yg ane simpan dan ane install ilang semua ya… kayak di deepfreeze gt
    thanks sebelumnya

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

      hanya memformat kartu sd Anda dan kemudian memeriksa dengan sama. saya kira ada beberapa masalah dengan kartu sd!

  10. Reply nefo April 1, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    i want to download a version for my Acer One netbook, but i only see platforms for Asus, Lenovo, and tablets, can i use any of them? and if I can which one would you recommend?
    thank u !

  11. Reply mapy March 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    hw to instal android os in my lap thn provide instal setup link to my mail

  12. Reply Tony Sampano February 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm
  13. Reply Arvind February 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I installed the android on USB drive. and now using it on laptop. Tell me how can i use my TATA PHOTON Dongle on android OS.??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

      for this your tab needs to have a support of connecting usb dongles for data connectivity

  14. Reply anoeater February 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    so android ciomes on asus eee pad transformer

  15. Reply Omsoftech January 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Grete Article….

  16. Reply beer glasses September 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I dont think we can use Android US in PCs and Netbooks! Honeycomb is still for Phonesn though!

  17. Reply BaaamDaaam September 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    a great idea. it where good if i can use the android os as my native system. what about honeycomb on pcs?

  18. Reply siddhartha September 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    is It possible to, us the same procedure to install on the hp tm2 !!

  19. Reply Bhrigu Malhotra September 9, 2011 at 2:11 am

    when i install android on virtual pc of my toshiba a105 laptop wid 2.5 gb of ram and 150 gb of harddisk it does installing till 12% nd after dat the screen goes black what shall i do guide me the steps to install android on microsoft virtual pc

  20. Reply TechnoTravel September 5, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Lovely tutorial here

  21. Reply Rajat August 31, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    geat tutorial here :

    • Reply Tajar September 2, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Great tutorial here: Where up your arse?

  22. Reply hafsa August 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    i want to install android on my acer asper one netbook and i want to know if i can not have it on a cd or a USB if i can just have it as one of my icons on the front page

  23. Reply Kjeld Bak August 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Can I install Android in a VMware Player box?

  24. Reply Tony August 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    How do you get the bootloader to work or install it i copied the .ISO file all files are on the usb but no bootloader?

  25. Reply I. E. David August 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I have an Acer AOA 150 with WINXP. Will the Andriod O/S install, dual boot, on my system?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      yes you will be able to install the update easily !

  26. Reply Paul August 3, 2011 at 3:37 am

    My Acer Aspire one D255 came with the Android system already on it but how do you download Apps?
    It just tells me that there is no hand set linked to my gmail account?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

      arent you can see the android market place? If not then you need to load the .apk of android!

  27. Reply Nurani Venkat July 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Dear Neal Pradeep,

    I have Lenovo Ideapad S10 3t Touch Netbook with Windows 7 Hp os and 250 gb hdd with 50% free space.
    Can I install and run safely this Android build, you have advised.
    Please let me know.
    regards
    venkat

    • Reply Neal July 22, 2011 at 12:36 am

      yes you can update with the same!

  28. Reply Yosuf July 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    i juz recently bought a netbook with android os.Now i want to change the Anderoid OS to Windows.
    Can anyone help me??How to do?

    • Reply Alex T July 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Hi
      Most likely impossible as it is normally a ARM Platform. ICONIA or Transformer are ot moddable to use Windows if they are delivered with Android

  29. Reply Nate June 18, 2011 at 3:35 am

    I just recently downloaded android OS etc for my netbook, got it running perfectly fine (smoother than I expected) but the wifi capabilities arnt showing up (ie. getting an error message) My netbook has built in wifi in itself; but I’m unsure if I need to redownload the wifi drivers or how I would go about doing that from the android OS itself (since it no longer has internet access)

    • Reply abhinav July 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      connect using your Ethernet port… check out for the android compatible drivers for your wifi , there is a less chance that u “ll ge one!. As older versions of firmware doesnt have their drivers written for android , its difficult to get drivres for ubuntu some times ..!
      hope this helps.

    • Reply FlameZ Je August 1, 2011 at 3:42 am

      How did you install it? where did you find the OS?

  30. Reply Glenn June 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Can this be installed on a touchscreen laptop like the Fujistu Lifebook U820?

  31. Reply Gene May 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    First: Can you use android on Oracle VirtualBox?
    Second: Is there a server version of this OS and is the a webserver included that can host websites?
    If Not is that in the works?

    Thanks,
    Gene

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 29, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      yes @gene you can!
      no not as of now publicly but privately yes its available!

  32. Reply Dinoel May 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    • Reply SHE October 2, 2011 at 3:10 am

      I SEE A BUNCH OF LINKS. WHICH ONE IS THE ANDROID X86. I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD THIS INTO A MICRO SD 4G TO RESTORE MY SYLVANIA TABLET. DO YOU THINK THIS WILL WORK?? MY TABLET IS WIPED OUT AND ADVISES I RECOVER FROM MY SD CARD, BUT THERE IS CURRENTLY NOTHING ON MY SD CARD. PLEASE HELP! =)

  33. Reply boydee May 18, 2011 at 9:50 am

    so, where do we get the BOOTABLE ANDROID X86????? ALL i can find in the net is the liveCD version..!!!!
    get me some links…please help!!!
    THANK YUU IN ADVANCE :)

  34. Reply android novice May 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    i installed froyo-vm-20100812 on my PC and now i am in a situation where the PC is booting in Android only and not showing my Windows XP operating system.
    After it boots in android it shows
    127root@android:

    I dont know what to do next. i feel totally miserable as i cant boot into windows. Please help!!!

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      @android novice can you please tell me what exactly is the issue!

      • Reply willie san May 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

        just a guess, but i dont think you installed any third party software on your windows so you could select a boot option before android loads up. look for dual boot in google and you should find software you can install, hopefully there will be one you can use in android, ive not looked so i wouldnt know.

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