BlueStacks 5 may take a little longer to launch after a Windows update

NOTE: We highly recommend updating to BlueStacks 5 version 5.20 or above since with the recent improvements, you can now run BlueStacks 5 with Hyper-V enabled or disabled and this issue will no longer occur. All instances, including Nougat 32-bit, will run as intended and no additional changes by you will be required. To learn more, click here.

How will this help?

If Hyper-V has been enabled in your Windows settings, you may see the following message when you update to the latest version of BlueStacks 5 Nougat 64-bit, Pie 64-bit or Android 11.


This article illustrates the steps to be followed. 

Why does BlueStacks 5 need to be optimized?

If Hyper-V is enabled on your desktop/laptop when you update to BlueStacks Nougat 64-bit, Pie 64-bit or Android 11, then a one-time optimization of BlueStacks is required before launch.

1. On the pop-up that appears, click on "Continue" to proceed with the optimization, as shown below.


2. BlueStacks 5 will now perform a one-time optimization.


Once this is complete, BlueStacks 5 will launch and you can begin playing your favorite Android games.

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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