Introduction: How to Run Windows 1 on Android

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In This Tutorial I Will Show You How To Run Windows On Android :) Hope You Enjoy Some Nostalgia.

Step 1: Download ADosBox

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Download ADosBox From The Google Play Store (Link Below).

Step 2: Download Windows 1 Img

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Download Windows 1 Img And Place It Into The Root Of Your Sd Card.


Step 3: Open ADosBox

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Open ADosBox And Then Open The Menu (With Your Menu Button On Your Device) And Turn On Screen Keyboard On.

Step 4: Commands :)

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Type "boot win101.img" (I Typed win1.img Because I Renamed It)

Step 5: WINDOWS 1 :D

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If All Goes Well YOU HAVE WINDOWS 1 ON YOUR PHONE! WELL DONE! Try Opening Paint, To Draw You Need To Hold Your Finger Down For A Second Then Start Drawing.

Step 6: Q&A

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Q: I Have No SD Card!

A: Dont Worry! Just Use Your Phones Directory (Thats What I Did) It Automatically Turns To Your Phones Directory.

Q: It Wont Boot!

A: Check if its in a folder it should be in the ROOT Directory, if not Try Moving It to you phones ROOT directory.

Thanks For Reading!



Onixgato (author)2015-09-25

Great. Is there a way to run Windows 98SE? That is something I can actually use on an old tablet. I used to have a laptop running it but it did not survive a visit from a small child. Mostly I used it for word processing with some small internet incursions.

RealJrd (author)Onixgato2015-09-25

I Think Dosbox only supports up to windows 95. If you want to try out windows 95 here is a tutorial :) (Its On A mac but it works the same with dosbox for andriod :)

Gabse (author)2015-04-02

whit the BOCHS emulator app ( ) it is possible to emulate newer Windows and Linux versions too

RealJrd (author)Gabse2015-04-09

Maybe, But You Will Need A Beefy Android Phone :) I Might Make A Tutorial.

Granzeier (author)2015-04-03

Cool - This is really cool. Not having immediate access to my Android, I used one of my VirtualBox guest sessions and replaced the floppy disk image with the IMG that you provided (ignore the CP/M name in the title bar.)

RealJrd (author)Granzeier2015-04-09


verdelj (author)2015-04-02

that is awesome dint even know there was a windows 1.

willnate (author)2015-04-02

do I have to root my device for this to work?

dan3008 (author)willnate2015-04-02

nope, Its just an emulator app.

tomatoskins (author)2015-04-02

Ha this is awesome! I never thought that you could do this. I have a computer running Windows 3.1 but I've never messed with Windows 1. Great job!

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