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Is it possible to install android operating system into a 32-bit windows 7 system via virtual box? If yes please help me do that.

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    howtogeek.com/164570/how-to-install-android-in-virtualbox First google result for 'android virtualbox' :) – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 1 '14 at 18:37
  • Thanks. I have started downloading the android iso file. But it seems a zip file is downloading. Will the iso file be inside the archive? @shub – Ramvignesh Jun 1 '14 at 18:43
  • Did you go here? It's an iso download. Top link – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 1 '14 at 18:44
  • Yes, I was going exactly there. @shub – Ramvignesh Jun 1 '14 at 18:48
  • I have found why my iso was downloading as a zip file. Look through this link for answers. – Ramvignesh Jun 2 '14 at 5:57
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To answer your question:

Yes it is possible.

Why?

Because Android is based on the Linux kernel (on a very low scale), and so you can run Android as a VM just like any Linux distribution.

How:

Instructions via HowToGeek:

  1. Install VirtualBox.
  2. Download the Android x86 ISO
  3. Open VirtualBox. Click New:
    • Name: Anything
    • Type: Linux
    • Version: Linux 2.6
  4. Start the VM. Select the iso you downloaded
  5. Select 'Installation' via keyboard
  6. Create/Modify Partitions
  7. New > Enter > Primary > Enter > Enter
  8. Bootable > Enter > Write > Enter > 'yes' > Enter
  9. Quit
  10. Select new partition > Enter
  11. ext3 file system > Yes > Yes > Yes
  12. Remove iso from VM, reboot.

That's it.

P.S. Please Google first, next time :)

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Is it possible to install android operating system into a 32-bit windows 7 system via virtual box?

Yes, as Android is based on a Linux kernel at the lowest levels, you would follow similar instructions for setting up a Linux VM on VirtualBox or whichever virtualization software you use.

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The tutorial at HowToGeek (thanks @shub) shows how to install Android in VirtualBox. I'll try to paraphrase the article.

You need to firstly install VirtualBox, and then get the Android x86 ISO image. Create a VM, configured as Linux 2.6, with at least 512 MB of RAM, and 3 GB or more of disk space. You can then power on, and then follow the on-screen instructions to get started. Remember to create a partition, and make it bootable.

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