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Here's how to install Windows on Android tablets
While there are some Windows 10 tablets you can buy, there are even more Android-based tablets that are available, and many of them even come with keyboards that let people work on them like they would on a Windows desktop or tablet. But what if you wanted to install Windows on your Android tablet? If you want to risk voiding your tablet’s warranty, there is a program called Change My Software that promises to install Windows on Android devices.
Keep in mind that this application is unsupported third-party software, and is not authorized by either Google or Microsoft. Also, your tablet may not have the hardware specs needed to run Windows, even with Change My Software. In other words, you will be downloading and using this program at your own risk.
With that out of the way, here’s how to install Windows on Android tablets with Change My Software.
Note: Since you aren’t actually buying a copy of Windows for this transfer, at best this is a gray area experiment. In other words, proceed with caution.
To install Windows on Android tablets, you will need to download and install an app called Change My Software on a Windows PC. You then have to connect your Android tablet to the Windows PC and follow the steps.
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Download and install Change My Software
First, you first must install the Change My Software application on your Windows-based PC. There are several versions of the app, each for a different version of the OS (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10). You can download all of the versions in one ZIP file at the link below.
Steps to install Windows on Android
After you install Change My Software on your PC, here are the steps you will need to install Windows on your Android tablet with this tool.
- Make sure your Windows PC has a high-speed internet connection.
- Connect your Android tablet to your Windows PC, via a USB cable
- Open the version of the Change My Software tool you want to use.
- Select the Android option in Change My Software, followed by your desired language.
- The Change My Software app should then start downloading the required drivers from your Windows PC to your Android tablet.
- Once that’s done, click “Install” to begin the process. Obviously, you should keep your tablet connected to your Windows PC for the entire time. If you want to dual boot between Windows and Android on your tablet when the process is finished, you should not check the “Remove Android” box in the Change My Software app.
- Once Windows has been installed on your Android device, it should either boot directly to the Windows OS, or to the “Choose an operating system” screen if you decided to make the tablet into a dual boot device. After that, your version of Windows should then begin its own normal setup process.
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While Change My Software is supposed to work, we have to emphasize once again that installing Windows on Android tablets will void their warranties, and that the software itself is unsupported and not approved by Google or Microsoft.