Android Emulators being emulation software, require many things in order to run properly and provide a good experience.
We have provided a list of few runtimes and necessary things that are prerequisites for running android emulators.
You need to have these pre-installed before installing an android emulator on your pc for smooth runtime. Failing to install these many times users encounter an error while installation or post installation.
Generally, not all of them are required most of the times and made things less complicated.
Prerequisites For Android Emulators As in Software Runtimes and Hardware Drivers
Our first advice will be to have the latest version of your Operating system. We tell this because; having the latest version of an Operating system on your pc or laptop; will usually have much more stability and under the hood updates; that can bring in more fixes of bugs and glitches that you faced previously. Hence; always update your OS to the latest version.
Note: this is for windows users.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
- Direct X Runtime
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package’s (2008,2010 & 2013 versions)
Make sure you have the latest and correct drivers for your hardware. Have old or incorrect drivers can hinder the performance and may lead to underutilization of your hardware. Sometimes incorrect and old drivers lead to errors. So, have the latest and correct drivers.
- Latest Chipset Drivers
- Your Graphics Card or Graphics Chipset Drivers, or VGA Drivers.
- WiFi drivers; if you’re using a laptop or if you have inbuilt WiFi in your motherboard.
- Bluetooth Drivers; if you’re using a laptop or if you have inbuilt Bluetooth in your motherboard.
- SSD Drivers
- Direct Play
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