There are many examples of operating Windows on Android.
In fact (Android is an operating system): running windows in an Emulator.
It shows what is possible: but on the Fonepad this is not needed:
Why emulate a x86 chip, if your phone already has it?
The following is meant to illustrate what is possible: that it is possible.
However, realise that this is a Windows install on an ARM processor.
For that reason, a BOCHS.APP EMULATOR is needed.
This evidently makes the system slower (but provides a windows virtual hard disk).
The description can be found here:
- Download the bochs.apk
- Download the SDK.zip; unzip
- Rename your WindowsXX.iso and insert it into the SDK-folder
Nate Hindman Option 1: Windows 98:
Nate Hindman Option 1: Windows XP:
Requirement: 512 Mb RAM for Windows (Next to what Android needs).
Windows will be set up in a VM (Virtual Machine) with 256 Mb Ram.
Download/Copy Bochs.apk to the Fonepad; and install it (don’t open yet).
Download/Unpack SDL.zip to the Fonepad (use e.g TotalCommander).
SDL (as provided by Nate Hindman, 2011) should contain the following:
- Install the Boch.app:
- Copy the unzipped FOLDER in SDL.zip to the ROOT of internal memory:
- Start Bochs.app; it will take approx. 10 minutes for Windows XP to boot!
- You have a (somewhat) workable Windows XP on your Fonepad
Put a disk image of type “.img” of any operating system in SDL folder and rename it to “c.img”
(win 95/98/XP & Linux OS’s can be used)
“Create a folder called “HDD” on the root of your SDcard and put your softwares/files or anything in there. When you boot windows, then in “My Computer” you will see “d” drive which will have the “HDD” folder contents. So you can install/use them in Windows.”
In a Mac OS convert ISO to IMG as follows:
- Open a Terminal window. The Terminal program is located in the “Utilities” folder.
- Navigate to the folder containing the ISO image. For example, type “cd Desktop” without quotes, and then press “Return.”
- Type “hdiutil convert source.iso -format UDRW -o destination.img” without quotes, and then press “Return.” Replace “source” and “destination” with their actual values.
Museum-piece windows versions can be found in the museum: