Installing Windows on ARM phones

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:

  1. Download the bochs.apk
  2. Download the; unzip
  3. 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 to the Fonepad (use e.g TotalCommander).

SDL (as provided by Nate Hindman, 2011) should contain the following:

  1. BIOS-bochs-latest.
  2. bochs-out.txt
  3. bochsrc.txt
  4. c.img
  5. VGABIOS-lgpl-latest
  1. Install the
  2. Copy the unzipped FOLDER in to the ROOT of internal memory:
  3. Start; it will take approx. 10 minutes for Windows XP to boot!
  4. 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:

  1. Open a Terminal window. The Terminal program is located in the “Utilities” folder.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the ISO image. For example, type “cd Desktop” without quotes, and then press “Return.”
  3. 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:


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