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Install BlueStacks on a PC without a graphics card

Bluestacks is an American technology company that produces the BlueStacks App Player and other cloud-based cross-platform products. The BlueStacks App Player is designed to enable Android applications to run on Windows PCs and Macintosh computers. The company was founded in 2009 by Jay Vaishnav, Suman Saraf and Rosen Sharma, former CTO at McAfee and a board member
Investors include  Andreessen-Horowitz, Redpoint, Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Citrix, Radar Partners, Ignition Partners, AMD and others. BlueStacks is Sharma’s 8th company (five of Sharma’s company have been acquired by Google, Microsoft, Citrix X 2 and McAfee). BlueStacks exited beta on June 7, 2014.

Install BlueStacks on a PC without a graphics card

If you have an old PC without a graphics card, BlueStacks installation will fail and show you an unrecognised graphics card error. However, if the onboard graphics is moderately powerful, you can still install and use BlueStacks. All you have to do is repeat the steps from the previous tip to easily bypass the error. 

Increase BlueStacks RAM size

If you’re experiencing lag with your BlueStacks virtual system or want to install a memory-hungry application, we’d recommend increasing the RAM size of your virtual machine. To do it simply download a software named BS TWEAKER you can easily find it. and easily set the value of ram.

Optimise BlueStack’s performance 

BlueStacks needs lots of computer resources (graphics, RAM and computing power) to run. Sometimes, your operating system may not be able to provide the required amount, resulting in a sluggish BlueStacks experience. If you face this issue, try these tricks to optimise the performance. Make sure BlueStacks is running. Go to task manager. Under “Processes”, find “BlueStacks Frontend” process and rightclick on it. Select “Go to details”. In the Details tab, right-click on HD-Frontend.exe > Set priority > “High”. Note: Don’t set the priority to “Real-time”, as it could make your operating system unstable. Another way to improve the performance is by increasing BlueStacks’ RAM size. Follow the previous trick in this section. 

Increase SD card capacity

 If you’re out of storage space in the virtual machine, you can increase the SD card capacity. However, BlueStacks doesn’t provide any straightforward option to do this, so this tip is a bit arduous. To do it, download and install ‘DATA.IMG Maker’ tool from and ‘OSFMount’ tool from Extract the DATA.IMG Maker file and run “Resize SD.bat”. 

This will launch the “TopoResize” utility. Select “create new” and choose the location to save your file. Hold and drag the slider to set the size of the SD card (in megabytes). Click on “Create file” > “None” > “OK” > “Quit”. To use the image as SD card, you’ll need to mount it and format it. Open the OSFMount utility that you downloaded and click on “Mount new”. In the mount drive dialog, select “Image file” as source > Browse the image file > Assign any drive letter > Set Drive type as “Auto” > Uncheck “Read only” drive > “OK”. 

These steps will mount the SD card, which will now be visible under “My Computer” with the drive letter you assigned it. Right-click on the drive and format it with FAT32 file system. Then, launch OSFMount again and click on “Dismount all & Exit”. To add the SD card to BlueStacks, navigate to the BlueStacks folder and run “HDQuit.exe”.

 Open Registry Editor (regedit) and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\ Guests\Android\BlockDevice\2. Double-click on the Path string and replace the value field with the path of the image file. Launch BlueStacks and you’ll get upgraded storage.