Run Windows 7 on Android

I can’t believe I’m saying it, but you can run Windows 7 on your Android device. To be honest,  I was convinced that running Windows XP on Android would be the final step in Windows emulation, but I was wrong. Before you get too excited about playing the latest AAA title on your phone, keep in mind that this is nothing further than a proof of concept. The performance is painfully sluggish and the app might crash if Windows starts using too much memory.

How are we doing this? This is all thanks to the bochs emulator which allows us to emulate practically anything; including running Windows 95 on Android. The driving force behind bochs is the SDL library which is built into a lot of other emulation apps. For example, Xash3D partially uses it to to allow the use of cool stuff like Counter Strike on Android wear. The copy of Windows 7 that we will be using is a portable and debloated version that I found online. So use this at your own risk. So here’s how to run Windows 7 on Android:

What You Will Need:

How To:

First download the SDL zip from above. Then copy and paste the SDL folder to your device’s internal storage.

SDL folder

Next download the install the Bochs Apk. When you launch it, it should begin booting Windows 7. Remember, this is going to take a long time to boot. It took me approximately 15 minutes util I was at the desktop screen. For added productivity, you can connect an external keyboard and mouse. Unfortunately, there is no internet connection so you are limited to local programs only. I also doubt that this will be able to handle Chrome or Internet explorer anyway. When you are done playing around with windows, remember to properly shut down or you will be force to sit through repair options the next time you boot up.

Windows 7 on Android


18 thoughts on “Run Windows 7 on Android

    1. You mean switching Files between the Emulated Windows 7 and the Android Device? Like for Installing Programs?

  1. You can run Windows 7 on Limbo PC Emulator too, it wil work faster i think and maybe Internet-Connection. I’m testing it now.

  2. Trying it tomorrow, but what phone did you use? Just so I know if my device will be able to even cope with it thanks!

  3. you must copy sdl folder on your tablet or phone then launch the app and Wait until Windows is installed. and Thank you very much helped by the Windows installed.

  4. i tried to use bosh but the problem is it kick me out when i tried to
    launch any windows in my phone btw my phone model is samsung

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