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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Setting Up an Android Development Environment for Windows

Android Studio not loading

Upon trying to start Android Studio; Security Warning Update Failed studio64.exe is not a valid Win32 application. Thank you, anyone?

Hey Jim! I've never run into this problem so I'm not sure how much I can help you. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling it? What version of Windows are you using?

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Hi Kristen, thank you for your answer. I have WindowsXP, do you think I should have something newer? You have a lot of points. Are you working towards an employment goal? What classes have you found most helpful? I'm a beginner at this, just getting started. Good luck to you and thanks..

According to the Android Studio download page, the system requirements for Windows is as follows:

Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, 2003, or XP (32 or 64 bit)
1 GB of RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended
400 MB of disk space
At least 1 GB of additional disk space for the Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
1280x800 minimum screen resolution
Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or higher

So having Windows XP should not be a problem. I am assuming uninstalling and reinstalling did not work? I would suggest trying to google your error to see if you can find others who ran into the same problem and possible solutions.

I am currently a college student, so I'm not exactly using Treehouse to work towards a specific employment goal, but rather to supplement my learning. However, it is definitely possible to use Treehouse to work towards an employment goal, as you can see here: http://teamtreehouse.com/stories.

As for classes that are useful, it all depends on what you are interested in learning or pursuing. I am interested in web and mobile app development, so I have mainly been taking courses related to those topics. It's hard to say whether one class is more or less helpful than another, since they teach different things. I'd suggest taking a look at the Treehouse Tracks page (if you haven't already) and selecting a track that you are interested in to start off.

Good luck and have fun! :)

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Ben Jakuben
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If my memory is correct, there are two different Android Studio files in the bundle, one for 64 bit and one for 32 bit. studio64.exe is the 64 bit one, so try studio.exe, if you have it. The regular "bundle" from the Android developer site is a normal Windows installation tool, but my repackaged bundle (which includes a few components required to run an emulator that you otherwise download manually) is just a plain zipped directory. I might need to revisit this video somehow.