How to Dual Boot Remix OS for PC with Windows – Experience Android on Desktop
Remix OS for PC from Jide in an official partnership with Android-x86 Open Source Project provides the ability to run Android on a desktop computer in a really efficient and seamless way. Remix OS offers a complete Android experience in a Windows like environment on a PC, thereby turning the dream to run Android on desktop into a reality. Built on the Android-x86 project, Remix OS for PC introduces a whole new range of versatility and supports an array of existing Intel-based PCs. By installing Remix OS, one can breathe a new life into their old PC with Android’s rich app ecosystem powered by over 1.6 million apps. What’s interesting is that Remix OS can be simply installed alongside with your native Windows OS in a dual-boot mode. Moreover, it is completely free to download and use plus timely updates are offered.
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The Beta version of Remix OS for PC is finally released that comes with a host of improvements, better compatibility, 50 major bug fixes and new features that makes it worth installing and trying out on your PC. Some of the enhancements include:
- Installation on hard disk (HDD)
- 32-bit Support
- UEFI Boot & Legacy BIOS compatible
- Supports over-the-air (OTA) system updates
- Larger data space (up to 8GB for hard disk and up to 64GB for USB flash drive)
- Faster USB boot-up
- Terminal app pre-installed for developers
Unlike its alpha version that only supported installation on a USB flash drive, the beta version lets you install Remix OS on a hard drive or SSD, so you run it with Windows OS in a dual-boot mode. It should be noted that currently the installation tool only supports Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, with a minimum capacity of 8GB. Before proceeding, I’d like to state that the installation process went smooth without any issues. Users installing Remix OS on PC’s internal hard disk can expect better read/write speeds and can run it alongside with Windows without the need to carry a flash drive. In this short guide, we will tell how you can easily Dual Boot Remix OS for PC Beta with Windows –
1. As we’re Dual-booting, we consider that Windows OS is already installed on your computer.
2. Download the Remix OS for PC package, this contains the Remix OS for PC ROM and Installation Tool. (Both 32-bit and 64-bit version are available)
3. Extract the .zip file package to a folder on your desktop.
4. Open the ‘Remix OS Installation Tool‘, browser and select the ROM .iso file. In Type choose ‘Hard Disk’ and in Drive choose system partition (generally ‘C’ drive) where your current Windows is installed. In our case, we installed it on a secondary formatted partition ‘D’ in dual-boot mode with Windows 7.
5. Click Ok and wait for the installation. Once done, select ‘Reboot Now’.
Now you will see Remix OS option in Windows Boot menu, select it and hit enter.
Don’t get too excited yet! The main process will now start as Remix OS creates a new 8GB partition on your hard drive to install the Android OS. This can take around 20-25 minutes, you can check the ETA shown on the screen.
After booting, you’ll be presented with an all new and refreshing Android to experience on your desktop.
Key Features of Remix OS 2.0 Beta for PC –
- Multitasking offers multi-window support, resizable windows and maximize/minimize option
- Windows like Taskbar with a Start menu, System tray, home and back button
- Notifications panel at right side
- Advanced File Manager with external storage support
- Compatible with Office for Android apps
- Endless possibilities with Google Play
- MX Player pre-installed
- OTA software updates
Do try out Remix OS on your PC. It’s really awesome!