Step One: Prep Your Drive (or Card) and Install Android
Step Two: Boot From Your USB Drive
Using Android x86 on Your Computer
- Touchpad gestures, like two-finger dragging and whatnot, will work perfectly in Android. Hover over the notification bar and drag down with two fingers—the notification shade should appear.
- Long-pressing works exactly the same as on a touch device: just long-click the mouse. Right clicks won’t work.
- The Windows key works as a home button—pressing it will send you right back to the home screen.
- All media keys should also work out of the box. Volume, brightness, and track controls for music were flawless on my test system (a Dell XPS 13).
- If your laptop has a webcam, that should also work with the camera app.
- When you’re ready to exit Android x86, just hit your computer’s power button. The “Power Off” dialog will show up just like normal—power down, remove your USB drive, and restart the computer to get back into Windows.