Android and Windows Operating systems are two of the most used operating systems in the world. In fact, they are dominating the OS world by acquiring 39% & 33% of OS market share respectively. Windows 10 is the one operating system where users can do anything they want on it. From installing any other PC operating systems like macOS and Linux to Mobile OSs, Windows 10 can handle anything you put it up to. It is the best-operating system to even install Android on it and play your favorite game on it. A large number of people already use it to play many famous games like PUBG and COD.
But have you ever wondered that you could even install Windows 10 on your phone? Yes, you are reading right! it is possible to install Windows 10 on your android phone. Not only Windows 10, but you can also install other operating systems like Windows 8/7 or even Linux on your phone. In recent years, the mobile phone improved significantly in every aspect. In 2020, You can even have 8-16 GB of RAM and 64 GB to a whopping 1TB of storage on your phone now which even some computers can’t compete with. With all those features you can assume that a phone can do anything a computer does. But there still are a few things that a phone might not be able to do such as video editing, application development, and many more.
One thing that a high-end phone is able to perform is installing Windows 10 on it. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to install Windows 10 in your android device without rooting your phone or using a computer. You can install Windows 10 on any android device with any version.
What happens to my Android OS if I install Windows 10 on it?
You can easily install Windows 10 on any Android device by following the guide provided below. Although, you might have concern that what would happen to the pre-installed OS of your phone? Well, nothing! you can use both the operating systems without sharing the risk of losing your android OS. Although there are certain things to keep in mind when installing Windows 10 on your android phone.
Important precautions to keep in mind before installing Windows 10 on your Phone
Before installing Windows on your phone there are a set of warnings we want to give you so that you won’t damage your phone during the procedure.
- If you have a high-end phone like a Galaxy S10 or something, you can go ahead and install Windows on it care-free. Although, if you don’t have a decent phone, we recommend you don’t install Windows 10 on it because you might face the problems of shutting down your whole phone and might not able to boot back into your Android OS. Examples of a not decent phone include budget phones like the Galaxy J series phones.
- Make sure you have all your files backed up just in case you lose your personal data from the phone. If you are using a Samsung phone it is really easy to backup your data using SmartSwitch.
Install Windows 10 on Android devices without Rooting/using a computer
Just like using a virtualization software on a computer requires a decent set of hardware to run, the same thing applies here to smartphones also. Users have quite a different experience when using Windows 10 on a computer where you can do anything possible with windows 10. Although there are some limitations when using the same windows 10 on your phone because some of the things that are done on a PC is not compatible doing on the phone. But using Windows 10 on a mobile device is still great.
if you follow the guide below you can easily install your preferred windows on your phone. Each step is explained with both photographic and written explanations so that you won’t get confused along the way.
There are two ways of installing a Windows OS on your phone we are going to talk about the both of them in this article. We have also provided the complete tutorial with picture illustrations.
How to install Windows on android using Limbo PC Emulator
The first method to install Windows 10 on an Android phone is by installing an application called Limbo PC Emulator. This app has been removed from the google play store but is still downloadable through other websites. We have provided the link where you can download the application below. Although due to application version over the past year this method might not work for some people. If it didn’t work, you can use the second method which is also provided in this article.
Essential Files to have before installing Windows on Android phone
There are a few files that will be needed along this tutorial to successfully install windows on your phone. We have provided a list of all the required files and their download links below. They can also be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store.
- Download and install the Limbo PC Emulator from the following site and install it on your Phone.
- Download File Manager directly from the play store and install it on your device.
- Download the preferred version of Windows that you will be installing on your phone. Windows 10 is a bit on the high-end side of devices and if you think your phone can’t handle it, you can go ahead and install other versions of Windows like Windows 8,7, or even Windows XP. Click the links below which will redirect you to Microsoft’s official Windows ISO files download Page.
- Download Windows ISO files directly From Microsoft here.
Now that you have successfully downloaded all the required files, we can actually start the process of installing Windows on your phone.
Step 1: Go ahead and install Limbo PC emulator that you have downloaded from the link provided.
Step 2: Install File Manager which is also available on the play store.
Step 3: Now that you have successfully installed both the software, go ahead and copy the downloaded windows files and paste them into the Limbo directory.
Step 4: The next step is to launch Limbo and once launched, Tap on Load Machine and choose new where you will be creating a new virtual machine. Now choose a name for your operating system, we are going to name ours as Windows 10.
Step 5: Now scroll a bit down to the hardware configurations portion. Change the Architecture to x86 if it is selected as x64 because x64 is quite heavier and you might face crashes when you run Windows. Although you can check both of them to see which one is better for you.
Now choose “Sandy Bridge” for the CPU model And for CPU cores, you can choose accordingly but we recommend choosing “2 cores“. And lastly, for RAM Choose according to your phone’s actual RAM so that you would be able to use it then.
Step 6: Now that you have completed setting up your hardware configurations, scroll down to storage portions. Here tick-mark the first option which stats “Hard Disk A:” and tap on “None” beside it and choose “Open“.
Step 7: Now Navigate to your internal Storage and locate the Windows files that you had moved earlier and choose it to open.
Step 8: Now in the Removable storage, tick mark CDRom, and tap options, and choose open. Here, select the Windows ISO file again.
Step 9: Scroll down again and Under Misc, Check VGA Display to be select as Std. You can leave the other settings as it is.
Step 10: In this step, There are a few things that have to be configured. Now that your VM is created, tap on the options bar for User Interface and change “VNC to SDL“.
Step 11: Now scroll all way down to Advanced, Here you can change a few settings if you like to do so. Suppose if you want a full-screen Windows, tick-mark full screen. You can also change the orientation to whether it be in Landscape or landscape reversed mode.
Step 12: If you have a good enough Phone, You can also Tick-mark High Priority which is under Advanced settings. it will warn you that your phone might slow down due to high priority usage. you should face no problems if you have a good enough phone.
Step 13: Now that you have everything set up, you can go ahead and tap on the play button above to start the newly created Windows on your phone.
You have now successfully installed Windows on your phone. Some of the settings might be misplaced because of the application version but don’t worry you will be fine until you follow the instruction given. If this method didn’t work, you can still follow the second method which is also for installing Windows on your phone.
How to install a Windows OS on Android phones using JPCSIM
If the first method didn’t work for you when installing Windows on your phone you can also try this method to install Windows while using another app called “JPCSIM” instead of “Limbo PC Emulator“. Follow the following steps to install windows on your phone.
Step 1: The first step is to install the JPCSIM directly from the google play store. Click here to visit the play store.
Step 2: Once you have installed JPCSIM, launch the application and you will see a windows pop up that says the app will collect data and use mobile identifiers for ads. Tap on ok otherwise you won’t be able to use the application.
Step 3: After you tap yes and proceed, you will see this window appear where you will have to configure the windows settings. In this menu, besides the windows logo, there are two back & next options tap on one of them until you see your desired OS come.
Step 4: All you have to do now is wait for a bit of time while the emulator prepare the windows for you. once it completes, your phone will boot right into the windows you had selected from the menu earlier.
Windows is now installed on your Phone and you can enjoy using a Windows Operating system on your phone.
If you have any questions regarding the software or faced some type of problems, let us know in the comment section below.