Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Virtual PC Guy shows us how to Android your Hyper-V

Virtual PC Guy's Blog - Installing Android 2.2 on Hyper-V

"This is a post that I have been meaning to do for a while now: how to install Android 2.2 in Hyper-V. While Android is designed for smart phones – there are a number of ports out there for running on standard computers. Today I am going to show you how to get Android 2.2 running in a Hyper-V virtual machine. It is an older version of Android – but it is also the easiest version to get working well inside of Hyper-V.

To start with you are going to need to get the x86 install media for Android 2.2. You can download this from here:

Next you are going to want to create a virtual machine with:

  • 1 virtual processor
  • A legacy network adapter
  • A blank 16GB virtual hard disk

Then connect the ISO file to the DVD-ROM drive of the virtual machine and boot it up. You should soon see a boot menu where you can select Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk:



I just thought this was kind of neat. It's not BlueStacks or anything but still I think it would be cool to see this on Win8 (especially if touch worked there... :)

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