How to disable Hyper-V on Windows to run BlueStacks 5

To use all instances of BlueStacks 5 without any hassles, with Hyper-V enabled or disabled, please update to the latest version by clicking here.

How will this help?

You can disable Hyper-V on Windows to use BlueStacks 5 Nougat 32-bit on version 5.14 and below by following the steps below:

NOTE: If you're facing a problem on BlueStacks 5 Nougat 64-bit, Pie 64-bit or Android 11 on version 5.14 or below after updating Windows 11, simply right-click on the BlueStacks 5 icon and select "Run as administrator".


How can I do this?

  STEP 1: Disable Hyper-V

You can disable Hyper-V in any of the following ways:

Using custom .exe file

Download and run this custom .exe file. In the pop-up that appears asking you to restart your PC, click on "OK". Once your PC restarts, Hyper-V will be disabled and you can use BlueStacks 5.

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Using Command Prompt

  • Click on the "search" bar at the bottom and type "Command Prompt".
  • From the search results, click on "Run as administrator".
  • After the application opens, type the following command and press the Enter key.
    bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
  • Upon the execution of this command, Hyper-V will be turned off.

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Using Windows Settings 

1. Go to Control Panel, select "Programs" and under "Programs and Features", click on "Turn Windows features on or off", as shown below.

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2. You will now have to uncheck different Windows features for your Windows version. For Windows 8, uncheck the "Hyper-V" option, as shown below. 

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For Windows 10 or Windows 11, uncheck the following Windows Features that are present for your OS:

  • Hyper V
  • Windows Hypervisor Platform
  • Windows Sandbox
  • Virtual Machine Platform
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux

NOTE: If "Virtual machine platform" and "Windows hypervisor platform" are not available in your Windows 10 edition, please click here.

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3. After you've unchecked all the Windows features applicable, click on "OK". Windows will need to restart your desktop/laptop to apply the changes. Click on "Restart now" to proceed.

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  STEP 2: Disable Memory Integrity

  • In the Windows search bar, type "Core isolation" and press "Enter".
  • In the Core isolation settings, turn off the Memory integrity.

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If you do not wish to disable Memory integrity, you will have to continue using BlueStacks 5 Nougat 64-bit, Pie 64-bit or Android 11 with Hyper-V enabled.

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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