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[WinApp][Updated 28 April] Android x86 Easy Installer

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Description:

This Installer will let you install Android x86 on your PC like any other application, no risk to Damage HDD Partitions, Boot Data or User Data. It’s like WUBI (ubuntu installer) NOT a WUBI Based Installer.
After installation you will got an option at boot to select Windows or Android.


Requirements:

  • Android x86 ISO
  • Windows Boot Manager/NTLDR is the default Boot Manager
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32-bit or 64-bit
  • .NET Framework 4

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Instructions:

  • Install:
  1. Go to http://www.android-x86.org/download
  2. Download any version of Android (i recommended eeepc version 4.0-RC2)
  3. Launch the Installer (Installer Link below)
  4. Select the downloaded ISO file
  5. Select the partition which Android will be installed to.
  6. Select “User Data Max. Size” which will store download Apps and User Settings
  7. Click Install and wait about 5 min.
  • Note: Installation time depends on “User Data Max. Size” may be more than 10min with 32GB
  • Uninstall:
  1. Start->Control Panel -> Programs and Features
  2. Select Android and click on “Uninstall”
  3. Just press any key and wait until screen disappear

Know Issues:

  • Not Work if GRUB is the default bootloader
  • EFI Not Supported

Change Log:
  • Version 1.2:
    - Support Windows 2000/XP [waiting for Users Reports]
    - Logging Installation Process
  • Version 1.1: automatically detect if VGA Card require xforcevesa nomodeset, no more android black screen
  • Version 1.0: initial version

Some Notes:

  • you can install Android on "USB Disk" or "SD Card"
  • you can install Android on Windows partition (Drive C: ), no problems at all

Windows 8 and UEFI-Enabled Devices Note:


Download:
Version 1.2:
Installer Version 1.2


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10th February 2013, 10:59 PM |#2  
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How to change Android Screen DPI ?
open C:\menu.lst
add DPI=120 or any value at the end of kernel line.

I'm waiting too much time and installation still not completed, what's going on?

installation time based on "User Data max. size" value it will take about 10min with 32GB
with 1GB it will take about 1min or 2min

Installer window not responding?
during installation installer may appear like not responding but it's still working. don't worry

Can it be installed with Windows 7 and ubuntu (installed with WUBI) ?
Yes,it won't mess up anything

What about UEFI Devices ?
I'm trying in my free time to find a solution for these devices
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11th February 2013, 06:58 AM |#3  
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iam on netbook ACER ASPIRE ONE 722 running windows 8 , What can I install android x86?? and which iso file one should I download, because too many choices
11th February 2013, 11:48 AM |#4  
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Re: [WinApp] Android x86 Easy Installer
I'm on company presario CQ42
I download the one for HP pavallion series and it installed but not booting to android..
I can see only a black screen.....

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11th February 2013, 04:54 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by sandyworsnop

reserved,
iam on netbook ACER ASPIRE ONE 722 running windows 8 , What can I install android x86?? and which iso file one should I download, because too many choices

Latest Stable Release is Android-x86-4.0-RC2
i'm using eeepc version on my PC and my Netbook MSI U123
Thank you

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Originally Posted by glsnjoseph

I'm on company presario CQ42
I download the one for HP pavallion series and it installed but not booting to android..
I can see only a black screen.....

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This issue because of incompatible Graphics Card
tell me your graphics card model

and i will try to find a solution to work with all Graphics Cards

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16th February 2013, 06:37 PM |#6  
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New Version 1.1: add xforcevesa, nomodeset for Intel HD, ATI,Nvidia
13th March 2013, 06:52 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ExtremeGTX

How to change Android Screen DPI ?
open C:\menu.lst
add DPI=120 or any value at the end of kernel line.

I'm waiting too much time and installation still not completed, what's going on?

installation time based on "User Data max. size" value it will take about 10min with 32GB
with 1GB it will take about 1min or 2min

Installer window not responding?
during installation installer may appear like not responding but it's still working. don't worry

Another question here, can it be installed with Windows 8 and ubuntu (installed with WUBI), it won't mess anything right?

---------- Post added at 01:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:10 PM ----------

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Another question here, can it be installed with Windows 8 and ubuntu (installed with WUBI), it won't mess anything right?

Nevermind, it worked like a champ! thanks!
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19th April 2013, 10:55 AM |#8  
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Thumbs up Android_*^ Easy Installer
Finally, an alternative installer. I am having difficulty in installing my android_x86. The installer won't detect my local hard drives even if the grub menu says "Install to Harddrive". I only get endless dots after the "Detecting Android_86". The installer only detects flash drives and SD cards and is willing to install the system onto the SD card. I tried various .iso images that are compatible with my machine and they all have the same story. Then I thought of tricking my PC. So I installed Android_x86 onto my SD card. Then using Gparted, I copied the partition (where I installed Android) onto my local harddrive. Afterwhich I edited my Ubuntu grub menu to be able to boot the partition. It worked! But not fully. I am again stuck with the "Detecting Android_x86..............(endless)". Same story, it will not detect my local harddrives even the very partition where the kernel and initrd files were succesfully loaded from.

I next experimented with VirtualBox. They all worked and detected the virtual hard disks just fine. Its just that the jellybean system runs slowly. However I am still keen on running Android alongside my other operating systems without virtual machines.

So I was very happy to have heard this easy installer. I just need help. when I first ran the Android Easy Installer, it went looking for grldr(grub4dos). So I downloaded and decompressed Grub4dos. I ran the installer again and it copied the necessary files to C:\. But this time, it came looking for "menu_VESA.lst". I looked everywhere including the internet but I do not know how to provide this file. How do I generate it? Please Help, Thanks.
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So I was very happy to have heard this easy installer. I just need help. when I first ran the Android Easy Installer, it went looking for grldr(grub4dos). So I downloaded and decompressed Grub4dos. I ran the installer again and it copied the necessary files to C:\. But this time, it came looking for "menu_VESA.lst". I looked everywhere including the internet but I do not know how to provide this file. How do I generate it? Please Help, Thanks.

OK, I don't know what's happened in your PC but this is the first time i see result like this.
I tested installer with (PC/Laptop/Netbook) with different Version of Windows but this is new to me.

I think you are using GRUB as bootloader or something like that.

FYI, The Installer packaged with All Files Required including GRUB.
menu_VESA.lst is grub config file, i created it for devices which use Intel HD, Nvidia or ATI Graphics Cards (you will not find this on the net )

menu_VESA.lst (Attached)
1. extract menu_VESA.zip
2. copy menu_VESA.lst to root of C:
3. Rename it to menu.lst

I hope this fixed your problem

waiting for your feedback

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20th April 2013, 08:26 AM |#10  
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HELLO
I don't know why when i press Install Now
it appears a window


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Error Occured:
StartIndex 不可以小於零。

參數名稱: startIndex
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確定
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what is it??
20th April 2013, 06:20 PM |#11  
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But i am not able to boot it when starting my pc it's giving me the option to boot android or windows 7 ,when i try to boot android a black screen appears and then same options.i installed latest android x86 4.2.2 pls help

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