How to Install Windows 10 From an Android Smartphone

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Last Updated on September 26, 2020 by Larious

How to Install Windows 10 From an Android Smartphone

A few years ago, DVDs and CDs used to be the only option to install Windows operating systems on a desktop computer & Laptop. However, things have changed now. These days, users can install Windows from a USB flash drive.

Installing Windows 10 from a USB flash drive is pretty easy, but what if you don’t have a USB stick?

In that case, you can utilize your Android device to install Windows 10 on a PC. Yes, your Android device can install Windows 10 on a desktop computer or laptop. But, the only thing is that you need to have a rooted Android device.

Install Windows 10 From an Android Smartphone

To install Windows 10 from an Android device, you need to use the DriveDroid app. DriveDroid is an Android app that allows you to mount ISO file and make it act as an installation media. DriveDroid can be used to install Linux and Windows 10 operating system.


Before following the method, please make sure to meet the requirements.

  • A rooted Android smartphone.
  • At least 5GB of free space on your Android device.
  • The ISO file of the Windows operating system.
  • USB Cable to connect Android with PC.

In case, if you don’t have a rooted device, then you need to follow the guide – How To Root Android.

Windows 10 ISO File

If you don’t have Windows 10 ISO files, then we recommend you to download it from the Microsoft Store. Or else, you can follow our guide:

If you meet all the requirements, follow the steps given below to install Windows 10 from Android.

DriveDroid Initial Setup:

Step 1. First of all, Install & run the Drivedroid app on your Android device.

Install & run the Drivedroid app
Install & run the Drivedroid app

Step 2. Once done, open the app and tap on the ‘Setup’ button.

Tap on the 'Setup' button
Tap on the ‘Setup’ button

Step 3. On the next page, tap on the ‘Acquire root’ option. This will grant the app root access.

Tap on the 'Acquire root' option
Tap on the ‘Acquire root’ option

Step 4. Now you need to connect your Android device to PC via USB Cable.

Step 5. Once done, on the mobile app, select the ‘Standard Android Kernel’ option.

Select the 'Standard Android Kernel' option
Select the ‘Standard Android Kernel’ option

Step 6. If everything went right, then you will see your Android device mounted as a USB drive or CD drive on your PC’s file explorer.

Note: If your device doesn’t show up in the PC’s file manager, then move to the previous page and select a different USB system.

Create Bootable Windows 10 Image:

After setting up the DriveDroid, you need to mount the Windows 10 ISO file on DriveDroid. Just make sure that your Android device remains connected to the PC from beginning to the end.

Step 1. Launch Drivedroid and tap on the (+) button. From the menu that appears, select ‘Add image from file’ option.

Select 'Add image from file' option
Select ‘Add image from file’ option

Step 2. Now you need to locate the Windows 10 ISO file.

Locate the Windows 10 ISO file
Locate the Windows 10 ISO file

Step 3. Tap on the newly added entry, and select the hosting option.

Select the hosting option
Select the hosting option

That’s it! You are done. Now the Windows 10 image will be mounted. Just reboot the PC and boot from the newly created boot option.

Continue the Windows 10 Installation process
Continue the Windows 10 Installation process

So, that’s all from us for today! You can easily install Windows or any other operating system on your PC via DriveDroid. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts, please let us know in the comment box below.


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