Not many people know, but you can really install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow onto a Windows PC and run it just like you would run it on your tablet or smartphone. Today we’re going to teach you on how you can install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your computer that runs on Windows OS.
First of all, you will need to download Android-x86 from the internet. This file can be found on the SourceForge website and it has a size of 439MB, after that, you will to insert an USB memory stick and format it to FAT32.
Then you will search for UNetbootin on Google and download it to your computer. Now, you will need to search and open the “Create and format hard drive partition” option and right click the drive where you will want to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow onto and click on “Shrink Volume”.
A new window will open, and you will need to choose the size of the drive in MB, you can put 64000MB (that’s about 64GB) or how much space you think you will need for this operating system. Finally, click on the “Shrink” button to create the partition.
Now that you’ve created the hard drive partition, you will need to download GParted from the internet. Then you will need to run UNetbootin, select “Disk Image” and click the three dots button that’s located in the lower-right side of the screen and download the .iso file that you’ve downloaded (it should be named gparted-live-0.xx.x.x.i686.iso, after that, you will need to choose the USB drive and click “OK”.
After doing this, you will enter the boot menu by restarting the computer and repeatedly pressing the F12 button until a menu displaying devices will appear. Use the arrow keys to move up and down, select the USB flash drive and hit the “ENTER” button.
The computer will now boot into GParted and here you will need to select “GParted Live” and hit “ENTER”. A new window will appear, where you will need to select the drive where you want to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on, but make sure that the file system is “ext4”, and click “Add”. Finally, click “Apply” to make the change, remove the USB drive and restart the computer.
Once the Windows loads, you will use the UNetbootin application again, but this time you will load the Android-x86 iso file that you’ve downloaded from the internet. After selecting the android-x86-x.x-xxxx.iso file, you will need to select the USB drive and click “OK”.
Finally, you will need to go back to the boot menu, select the flash drive and the Android-x86 menu will appear. Here you will need to select “Install Android-x86 to hard-disk, select the partition you’ve created and do the followings:
– When asked if you want to format the file system select “Do Not Format”
– Install boot loader GRUB: YES
– Create a Boot item for Windows: YES
– Install EFI GRUB2: YES
– Format the boot partition /dev/sda1: NO
– Install /system directory as read-write: YES.
After doing all these, the installation will start and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be installed on your computer alongside Windows. Remove the USB drive and reboot and you will notice that you will have the option to boot on either Android or Windows.
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