Install Bluestacks on Windows 10,8.1 & 7 with Offline Installer and Graphic Card Error Fix

Bluestacks is a famous and free Android emulator that can be installed on the latest Windows 10, Windows 8.1, 8 and 7 laptops and desktops to use Android apps such as games, messaging apps etc. According to Microsoft, Bluestacks 0.7 and later versions are fully compatible with Windows 8.1. Also, the latest version of Bluestacks 0.9 works well on Windows 10. Below you will find useful information about how to install Bluestacks on Windows 10 and 8.1. You will find the link to get offline Bluestacks installer that can be used on a Windows computer which doesn’t have internet connectivity. There is a solution available to fix Graphics card error on Windows computer at end of this guide.

Bluestacks Android emulator 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 Therefore you might face some issues if your computer display card or display drivers are not compatible (or out of date) with latest Bluestacks on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, 7. You can find more information about Bluestacks’s support page here.

We have earlier published several guides by using Bluestacks on Windows 8.1 such as Candy Crush Saga and WhatsApp on PC.  Do not download older or unofficial versions of Bluestacks, because it will give trouble in playing the latest Android apps on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computers.

Make sure your computer meets following hardware requirements for Bluestacks,

a) Minimum 2 GB RAM on the host computer

b) A decent display (VGA) card, onboard display cards may give some troubles

c) The latest updated display (VGA card) driver

Online- How to Install Bluestacks on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1

1) Download the latest package from the official site here.

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2)  You must be connected to the internet to continue the process. After executing the file, it will download several packages and libraries from the internet.

The following installation screenshot has been taken from Windows 10 PC, therefore its safe to install it on latest Windows 10 and older versions like Windows 8.1 and 7.

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Select the appropriate options, select all of them in this case.

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

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Bluestacks Graphic Card 25000 Error Fix

During the online installation, you may get an error of 25000 which is related to display card.  As we said earlier, the PC’s display card plays a major role in Bluestacks technology, the error indicates some issues on the display card or drivers. The first thing you need to check is the ‘updated driver of your display card’.

Do a Windows update (mostly it will detect if there is a driver update available for particular display (VGA) card, or visit the vendor’s website and update the drivers. A restart will be required after updating display drivers, continue the Bluestacks installation after it.

You can find other solutions from this link to fix graphic card error 25000 in Windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 8/7.

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.

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4) There you go, now you can access your favorite apps from Google play through Bluestacks in Windows 10 and 8.1.

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

Bluestacks Offline Installer for Windows 10/8.1- Installation Steps

The first method required internet connectivity and this method can be done offline without internet connectivity. I’m demonstrating these steps on Windows 8.1 computer, therefore it should work fine on Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista too. Installation is straightforward like other normal Windows programs.

I have not tried this offline method on the latest Windows 10, so I’m not sure how it’s going work!.

5) Download the official offline installer package from this site, it’s an EXE file.

6) Execute and install it.

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You can continue the installation with both below options selected.

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During the installation, you may get an error related to display card driver (like 25000 error). You must update VGA/display drivers file from products vendor site or Windows update to solve this issue.

7) Once the installation is completed, you will land on the home screen of Bluestacks app player which is installed in offline mode.

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As usual Google account needs to be set up before accessing Google Play and download apps.

This will be a great way of using Google Play apps, games including Kik for PC on Windows 10,8.1 or 8/7 desktops and laptops.

65 thoughts on “Install Bluestacks on Windows 10,8.1 & 7 with Offline Installer and Graphic Card Error Fix”

  1. can any one help me ??
    my bluestacks android for windows 8 pc offline installer is not working…..
    when starts it says ‘android is upgrading ‘
    plzzzz can any1 help?

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  2. when i have downloaded the online version then it runs but after few seconds it shows a blank black page ….and when i tried the offline version then it is showing initializing but it doesn’t open in windows 8.1….what should i do?? i never faced this problem while using bluestacks using windows 8….

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  3. mine gets stuck on the “downloading game data” screen. i have already selected windows 8 under properties/compatibility of the installer and also had it run as admin. i have tried uninstalling then reinstalling it several times but i still get stuck on the downloading game data part. any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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  4. When i try to install Blue stacks on my computer i get an Error Message Saying Exactly This “sorry.. this upgrade is not supported for the installed version” with out the quotes and the program closes on me shortly after… I use to have the program on my computer in the past just fine i uninstalled it when i did a computer wipe and figured i’d get it again because i really enjoyed using this Android Emulator but now. For the life of me i have no freaking clue what to do and i am not a non computer savvy person. i have looked all over Google to try and resolve this issue and didn’t want to have to resort to hoping to getting a reply from this place but maybe ill have better luck here because it seems that not many people have had this problem and have had others problems not this one and i really need to know why it’s saying/doing this to me and how i can go about resolving this.

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  5. bluestacks setup my laptop.it’s good working but one problem..that problem is “”whats app,,i recived photo but i dont’n send any photo,,why???? ”’

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  6. Hi,

    I just installed the blue stacks in my laptop ATIV tab7 samsung. However I just confuse when using the messenger for calling their is no video call. In found that this is designed for phone. My concerned are,
    1. Is there any possible to install messenger with video when calling.
    2. How to log out the messenger so that you can log in to another facebook account.

    Thank you if you could possibly help me.

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  7. Hi,

    i am not able in installing bluestacks. in my previous version of windows which was windows 7 it was working perfectaly but now when i am using windows 8.1 i am not able to install it. when i open its setup to install it on my pc a window appears on screen which says that
    this application requires .NET Frame work 2.0 SP2

    Can you explain me what is this ?
    why it is not running in windows 8.1?

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  8. I had an older version of bluestack dated 2012
    was removed from my computer long time ago. I keep geting error older version has to be removed but unable to do so so it aborts. I clean all the registry in windows that had bluestack in it. still smae problem.

    any sugetions what other names in the registry are related to bluestack?

    Thansk

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  9. Hi, I am using Windows 8 or maybe 8.1 and I keep having to “run anyway” the program but it says in the end in a box “extraction failed” then File corrupt.

    I am a noob when it comes to tech stuff so all the other stuff I read online reads like alien language. Is there a way to install bluestacks inWindows 8 without much hassle?

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  10. hi friends i have install bluestack app player version 0.7 but when i start it show the loading after a few seconds it dissappear and it dont work , i have 4gb ram and 1 tb hard disk also

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  11. i was download blue stack but at the time of installation it showing erroe
    that error is unable to connect network error bu ihave network no problem so what can ido

    Reply

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