Download and Install BlueStacks for Windows 10 PC

Edited by Sam, VisiHow, Eng

Do you have a favorite Android game or app you would like to play or use on your Windows 10 PC? Well, we have a solution for you. There is an Android emulator available for your Windows 10 PC called BlueStacks. It supports almost every Android application and game out there, and it's absolutely free. In the tutorial below, we are going to show you how to download and install BlueStacks for your Windows 10 PC. Once BlueStacks has been installed, make sure to check out our tutorial on how to set up BlueStacks for Windows 10 and then get started with your favorite games and applications. You can even use WhatsApp from your PC with BlueStacks!

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How to Download BlueStacks

Downloading BlueStacks is a quick and easy process. The only thing you will need to remember is where you're storing the executable file once it has been downloaded. Just follow the steps below to download the program.

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    To download the BlueStacks Android emulator on Windows 10, first you need to open your favorite browser.
    In our case, it's Google Chrome; and we have it on the desktop. So let's double-click the browser to open it.
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    Now that our Google Chrome browser is open, we need to type in the name of the web site in the address field.
    We'll need to navigate to the top area of the browser and type text into the field indicated by the arrow.
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    The official web site for the application is http://www.BlueStacks.com, so we will type that into our address field.
    Once you've typed it in, press your 'Enter' or 'return' key.
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    When the web site opens, you will need to locate the download button.
    It's in the center in the lower section of the screen, and it reads 'Download BlueStacks 2'. Click the button to download BlueStacks.
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    A new web page will open, and your BlueStacks download will start automatically.
    If, for some reason, the download doesn't start automatically, you can click 'restart the download' to start downloading BlueStacks for Windows 10 again.
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    If you have set up Chrome so that it asks you where to save downloaded files, you will need to choose the directory for the installation file.
    In our case, this was our Windows 10 desktop. If you have a different location selected, choose the one that is most convenient for you and click 'Save'.
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    Wait for the download to finish, and you will have an executable file for BlueStacks.
    Simply double-click the 'EXE' file to start installing BlueStacks on your Windows 10 PC. Proceed to the next section of this tutorial to learn how to install BlueStacks.
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Install BlueStacks on Windows 10

Now that you have downloaded BlueStacks, it's time to get started with the installation process. The process of installing BlueStacks on Windows 10 is very straightforward, and it just requires a few clicks. Read on to learn how to install the software.

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    Once you have double-clicked the executable file, an extraction process will start.
    Now you just need to wait for it to finish.
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    Once BlueStacks has been extracted, the installer will launch.
    Clicking 'Next' will start the installation process.
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    Now, you need to choose the BlueStacks data location.
    This is where BlueStacks will be installed. You can either use the default installation address, type the address manually, or click 'Browse' to choose the directory. In our case, we are using the default installation path. Once you've finished, click 'Next' to proceed.
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    On the next screen, you will see two boxes with check marks.
    These enable 'App store access' and 'Application Communications'. If you want to use BlueStacks to its full potential, you should leave both of these boxes ticked and then click 'Install'.
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    Now, you will need to wait for the installation process to finish.
    Note that the installation can take a couple of minutes; so, be patient while your installation of BlueStacks finishes.
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    When the installation has been finished, you can either leave the 'Start BlueStacks' box checked, which will launch BlueStacks, or you can uncheck it.
    Then, click finish.
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    You have now successfully installed the BlueStacks Android Emulator on your Windows 10 PC.
    Launch the application to enjoy all of your favorite Android games and applications from the comfort of your Windows 10 PC.
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Additional Tips

  • Remember that once you have installed BlueStacks, you will need to set it up. Please follow our tutorial on how to setup BlueStacks for your Windows 10 PC.
  • Note that while most Android Apps and Games work on BlueStacks, some don't. If you have problems with a game or application, let us know; and we will make a tutorial to show you how to get that application or game installed!
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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