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Trevor Trail
Trevor Trail
112 Points

emulator ERROR x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed

I get this msg while trying to load the emulator pls help

2 Answers

Emily Cain
Emily Cain
5,850 Points

Hi Trevor,

HAXM is software for computers with Intel processors that allows emulators to run much faster. You can learn more about the installation process here: https://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/installation-instructions-for-intel-hardware-accelerated-execution-manager-windows

If you don't have the required processor, you can download an alternate emulator--I like GenyMotion. It takes a few minutes to sign up, but once you do it works great. Note that you have to 1) run GenyMotion and 2) launch a virtual device in GenyMotion before hitting "run" in Android Studio.

You can learn more here: https://www.genymotion.com/#!/download

Hope this helps!