How to Open Android apk apps in PC Running Windows 7/8/10 Using VMware Workstation Virtual Machine

How to open Android APK apps in PC windows 10

As the accelerated development of Android operating system, the number and type of its specific applications, which can't directly run in other OS such as windows, has also increased. The most Android or mobile apps that we need to run in windows computers are the social apps that are specified to works in mobile like WhatsApp, Telegram,

in addition to some mobile games.There are many pc software to run android apps like BlueStacks, Google Chrome add-on and others, but most of them have many annoying features or what we can called "disadvantages" that make users stop using their favored android software in laptop. An example for those annoying Features are the very slow of starting up, and some of those software inforce users to download a huge size & number of apps and/or games in a way to allow them to use software for free, in addition to the advertisement pictures and games that make laptop and network very slow.
On this topic, I will provide you with the best free way to access android apps from pc or laptop.

You will need a virtual machine software for windows 10 or even older windows (such as windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, ... etc.) in addition to a free iso image for android system, and I will guide you to the best available virtual machine software and the best Android image with links to download them with steps of installation of android OS as virtual Machine.

a) Download and install vm Virtual Machine:
  - Also there are many software that can be used in pc to run other operating systems as a Virtual Machines inside windows such as Oracle VM virtual box, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, VMware fusion, and many other apps, but the best one among of all is the VMware workstation that came with many features, easy to use with friendly interface. Click here to go to software download page or to directly download VMware workstation pro 14 click here

b) Download android iso image:
   - There are many iso image of android OS that are available for free on this page, you can go to download directory for that appeared on video from this link or you can directly download android-x86_64-6.0-r3.iso "a file with both 64 and X86 platforms" that used in video from this link.


a) Open VMware workstation and select create a New Virtual Machine:

b) Select Typical (Recommended) option from installation dialogue and click on Next to continue:

c) Select installer disk image file (iso) option from installation dialogue then click Browse to go to downloaded iso file of android os from b) in first step and click on Next to continue:

d) Write the name for your Virtual Machine and change location of saved VM and click on Next to continue:
 (You can skip both of those changes if you like)

e) Change the disk size of new android virtual machine then select store virtual disk as single file and click on Next to continue:
(You can keep the disk size as default setting (20gb) or change it if you like)

f) Click on customize hardware soft button to go to RAM and CPU Setting and change it based on your laptop resources.


You should change these setting to less than actual resources of your laptop to make sure prevent or hanging up of your hosted OS (windows). For example, if the size of your  RAM is 6gb and you have a many essential add-ons and operations run in background on windows that need 2 gb of RAM, so you should set RAM for android OS Virtual Machine to 3 gb and the last gb for other operations in host OS.

When you finish changing RAM&CPU setting click close and click finish for previous dialogue to finish basic  VMware virtual machine setting and to go to setup of android OS which will start automatically after your click on Finish button.

Follow the following images to complete installation and setup:

And for make the processes more clear and easy, I made the following video for you:

If you have any questions or like to add note or other information based on your experience, you are welcome to post that on reply to this topic.

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