Bluestacks is a famous Android emulator that can be installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 computer to run Android Apps. According to Microsoft, Bluestacks 0.7 and later versions are fully compatible with Windows 8.1. I have successfully installed it on my Windows 8.1 computer. But while surfing the internet, I came to know few complaints about unsuccessful attempts of installation. In this post I will be showing how to install Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 or 8.
Unfortunately Bluestacks app player requires a decent video display card on the host computer and it uses the PC’s Graphics library (GL) drivers and VGA display hardware. Therefore you might face some issues if your computer display card or drivers are not compatible with latest Bluestacks on Windows 8.1. You can find more information about Blustatcks’s support page here.
I do not recommend to download any older versions of Bluestacks for Windows 8.1 or 8 for lower configuration, it may give some trouble later while playing latest Android games.
Download and How to Install Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
1) Download the latest package from official site here.
2) You must be connected to internet to continue the process. After executing the file, it will download several packages and libraries from internet.
Select the appropriate options, you can select them all.
Sit back and relax, it will be downloading required files from internet and do the installation.
3) Once the installation is completed, you need to configure the app store and sync devices options. You can use existing or create a new Gmail account for this purpose.
4) There you go, now you can access your favorite apps from Google play through Bluestacks in Windows 8.1 or 8.
Using Bluestacks you can run Android apps on Windows 8.1 or 8 desktop, laptop and even on tablets also which have decent display configuration with latest drivers. Another great feature is, you can run your favorite Android apps in full screen mode in Windows 8.1 PC. That would be a great experience to play or use these apps on your larger monitor screen size compared to smaller sized phones and tablets.