How to Install Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

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. In this post I will be showing how to install Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 or 8.

Unfortunately Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 or 8 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 Bluestacks’s support page here.

Having an Android emulator on a Windows 8.1 computer will allow you to install and use most of the Android based apps, games and instant messaging apps. We have already covered several how-to guides based on Bluestacks with Windows 8.1, such as Candy Crush Saga and WhatsApp on PC.

It’s not recommended to download any older versions of Bluestacks for Windows 8.1 or 8, it may give some trouble later while playing latest Android games. Bluestacks installation requires internet connectivity. It will download an small executable file then once you have executed the installation, it will download other files/required library from internet.

Download Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 Online

1) Download the latest package from official site here.

Download for Windows

If you like to install Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 which doesn’t have internet connectivity, you can always download and install the offline  installer of Bluestacks here which works fine on Windows 8.1 and 8.

How to Install Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

2)  You must be connected to internet to continue the process (if you are using official online version). After executing the file, it will download several packages and libraries from internet.

inistalscreen for bluestacks on Windows 8.1

Select the appropriate options, you can select them all.

Download Bluestacks for Windows 8

Sit back and relax, it will be downloading required files from internet and do the installation.

running installation for Windows 8.1

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.

completed settings

4) There you go, now you can access your favorite apps from Google play through Bluestacks in Windows 8.1 or 8.

Android apps in Windows 8.1 by Bluestacks

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.

Mac users can check our guide shows how to install Bluestacks on Mac OS X, which needs few specific settings and methods.

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Comments

  1. Vipul Dassani says

    Hi, I have successfully installed Bluestacks. Its working great till now, no problems faced. Just wanted to know if there is an option to scale down the screen to that of the phone? Right now its too big and I couldn’t find the option to make it small.

    • says

      Well in windows it wouldn’t work bluestack is still not that good but I have tried it in linux using Adroid sdk where I ran whatsapp apk in a nexus emulator it works fine you dont have to see that oversized scree which you see in windows

  2. paul says

    mine downloads and installs but just shows a blank black page where the bluestacks window is, like the whole window is a black void

  3. Dani says

    While installing bluestacks in windows 8 laptop, i got the problem to update the graphics driver of my lap. If i click to update the grpahics driver, i got the problem of hanging.

  4. abhinav kumar says

    i have installed bluestack in my pc, but when i am trying to un it , it is asking to update my graphics driver, i have updated my driver, but still then it is not running.
    so kindly send me necessary feedback

  5. nagasrinivas says

    i have installed bluestacks in 8.1 it worked at starting but now it is not working now a message of windows start lunchur has stopped working

  6. jay pandya says

    I have installed bluestacks setup but after it a window appears with written downloading game data may I continue

  7. amin shaikh says

    hey i have a problem bluestakes while installing give an error that it requires atleast 2 gb but i have 33 gb free…

  8. ketual says

    I downloaded the file after completing the download when I run the file it message comes the file is corrupt.

  9. Ankit Gupta says

    i was trying to install bluestacks in my windows 8, but it is asking for graphic driver update, but my graphic driver is updated. What to do please help…

  10. Terry says

    Bluestacks ran fine on Widnows 8.1, did the 8.1 upgrade, and now when I try to run it, it opens the icon in the picture viewer, and downloading the installer from bluestacks.com tells me download package is damaged try again, and when I download the latest version from another site, it tells me I already have a newer update on my computer. It will not launch or load under 8.1 update.

  11. cavis says

    you need 2 gigs of memory, storage is like 8 gigs. you only have 1 gig or less, Solution: get a new computer or try it on a 2gig or more memory pc

  12. Neha says

    hi, I have installed bluestacks successfully but after tat a window appears with “downloading game data”.. and this takes unacceptable time to download…. what should I do now to run it fast

    • forster says

      i have downloaded the bluestack but any time i install it, it prompts me with a problem of my graphic card. please can you help. i am using windows 8.1

  13. Gary says

    I hav installed bluestacks in my window 8 with 4gb of RAM( 3.88gb usable), but when i click the start bluestacks icon on my desktop, after it finish downloading the game data, it stucks at initializing for hours! can anyone solve this?

  14. Asante Solomon says

    when i am installing the bluestacks im warn that currently your graphic card doesn’t recognize.
    pls can someone help me out!

  15. Mann says

    hii, my bluestack after installing works well. But Next day i start it ,it keeps on intializing and wont start .I left it for 1 hour but keeps on intializing, i have 2gb ram intel pentinum dual core 3.00ghz processor
    and intel g41 express chipset gpu. Can anyone help me

  16. Sam Tame says

    Whenever I open the Bluestacks application It always get stuck on downloading game data, please can somebody help me. I will even donate to you on paypal as i’m desperate.

    • Natalie says

      Hi, the exact same thing was happening to me even though I googled it and tried every different suggestion I found but really the answer was so simple I wanted to kick myself after uninstalling and reinstalling so many times and not trying this one very simple thing. When it gets stuck on that downloading game data page just close the window by clicking the x in the top right hand corner then double click the start Bluestacks icon on your desktop. It should open straight to the intializing page and mine was installed in about 2 or 3 minutes. Hope this helps if you haven’t given up on Bluestacks already!

      • Yogesh says

        I tried what u said.. but its not working either. i have tried all options. it just stays on the downloading game data screen.

  17. mahesh pathak says

    I installed bluestacks on my laptop .
    its very good tool run andriod on lappy.
    But due to heavy graphics , it required very good configuration .
    have latest lappy for advanced tool such as , bluestacks .

  18. shavez says

    hi guys im tryna install bluestacks ofline edition but my kinda sukie at it cos ive been running linux for almlost 3 years soo im just got windows for bluestac so i can clash on my tv pls help:problem dont know how to install it xD

  19. Bloody says

    Hi guys ! i’m on windows 8.1 and i got a problem with bluestacks . When it’s installed it blocks on initializing screen for an infinite time. I try to execute as admin or compatibility mode but nothing works. Help me please :( !

    Thanks .

  20. Bluesteaks says

    There’s a way to resolve the windows 8.1 Graphic Card issue.
    Just google Windows 8.1 drivers scanner and do a update on your current driver, normally for Windows 8.1 it will probably install a PnP driver to the computer and caused this issue hence just update your driver to the lastest version and the problem will be solved.

  21. says

    i downloded this app and installed it but it showed tat its app is down loding so it left it and felt sleep
    after i get up my laptop is switched off it self now when i click on startbluestacks it is not appearing in screen it tells that it is in background process if it is downloding are not

  22. Ami says

    When I am trying to install one of the application from the google play ,then iI tried to login into the Google account then it could not possible to login and getting the message like this page can not be displayed ,, I tried 3-4 times but getting the same message as I just wrote above, could some one help me on this . or this is the problems into the beta .

  23. Henry Mccaig says

    Hi ,just tried to download this and my laptop security flagged a trojan program in exe. file, so no bluestacks for me ?

  24. George B JoJo says

    Blue stacks is not running in my windows 8.1 what i will do give me some solution in which i can run blue stacks in my pc.

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