How to enable Hyper-V on Windows for BlueStacks 4

How will this help?

If you want to or happen to be using the version of BlueStacks that runs with Hyper-V enabled, the steps in this article will guide you on how you can enable Hyper-V on your PC/Laptop. 

NOTE: If you download BlueStacks from the official website, the installer will automatically install the corresponding version of BlueStacks, depending on whether Hyper-V is enabled or disabled on your PC/Laptop. If you face any issues on enabling Hyper-V after following the steps below, please click on the link above.


What steps should I follow?

1. First, click on the Search box present in the taskbar, as shown below. 

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2. Now, search for 'Control Panel'. Please click on the search result that will then appear, as illustrated below.

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3. Within the Control Panel, click on Programs.

3.png 4. Next, select the option to Turn Windows features on or off, as displayed below.

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5. The next step will vary depending on if you're using Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.

If you're on:


Windows 10 Home

6. Once you have clicked on "Turn Windows features On or Off", a pop-up will then be shown. There are two checkboxes you will have to click on here. These are:

  • Virtual Machine Platform
  • Windows Hypervisor Platform

Please make sure you can see a tickbox in the box before these, as illustrated below. 

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7. Click on OK to save the changes you have made. 

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8. Hyper-V will now be enabled on your PC/Laptop. Please restart your PC/Laptop after following these steps after which you can start or install BlueStacks.

NOTE: If you still face an issue after following the steps above, there is another workaround which is explained below, to enable Hyper-V.

1. Search for "CMD", in the Windows search bar. 
2. Press "CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER" on your keyboard. You will then receive a pop-up to launch "Elevated Command Prompt". Click on "Yes".
3. Copy and paste the following command into the Elevated Command Prompt:
dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all
4. Once the process is complete, press "Y", to restart your PC/Laptop. This will then enable Hyper-V.


Windows 10 Pro

6. After clicking on "Turn Windows features On or Off", a pop-up window will then appear. First, locate "Hyper-V". Once you have located that, click on the "+" sign beside it. You will then see two other options. Here, please click on the checkbox beside:

  • Hyper-V 
  • Hyper-V Management Tools
  • Hyper-V Platform

These are shown in the image below. 

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7. Lastly, click on "OK" to save these changes.

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Hyper-V will now be enabled. Please restart your PC/Laptop after which you can either start or install BlueStacks.

NOTE: If you still face an issue after following the steps above, there is another workaround which is explained below, to enable Hyper-V.

1. Search for "CMD", in the Windows search bar. 
2. Press "CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER" on your keyboard. You will then receive a pop-up to launch "Elevated Command Prompt". Click on "Yes".
3. Copy and paste the following command into the Elevated Command Prompt:
dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all
4. Once the process is complete, press "Y", to restart your PC/Laptop. This will then enable Hyper-V.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks, we hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

Last updated on July 27, 2020.

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