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Error: Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable

I'm using the newest version of Android Studio, version 1.4, and I get the message emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable. CPU acceleration status: HAX kernel module is not installed! when I try to run the emulator. It did say that it couldn't install this when I first downloaded it, but there was nothing I could do. Does anyone have a workaround for this?

2 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,404 Points

Depending on your processor, you may not be able to use HAXM. It requires an Intel CPU. If your computer uses an AMD CPU instead, there isn't much you can do.

One workaround is to use one of the ARM images for the emulator, not an x86 image.

I have an Intel i5, and now this error is popping up when I launch Android Studio: The environment variable JAVA-HOME (with the value of C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_65) does not point to a valid JVM installation even though it definitely is. I've tried installing multiple different Java development kits, both 7 and 8, but it's the same. This only happened when I tried launching Android Studio today.

Ben Deitch
Ben Deitch
Treehouse Teacher

JDK 8 isn't supported as far as I know. Do you get a similar error with JDK 7?

Maybe this will help: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/i-already-have-jdk-8-installed-will-that-be-a-problem

so i need to quit the course in other words

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,404 Points

Have you tried an arm image instead of an x86 one?