In this tutorial, We will assist you How to play Android games on a PC running Windows 7? We will present you with an alternative if you are not satisfied with Bluestacks.
The tutorial is primarily intended for users of Windows 7, But it will work with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 11.
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Memu Play! One Of The Best Alternatives To Bluestacks App Player
The alternative to Bluestacks App Player, we are going to share is Memu Play.
We have tested many other Android Emulators on Windows 7 and found Memu Play worth sharing.
Memu Play performs quite well. This free to use Android Emulator is lightweight and easy to set up.
MemuPlay System Requirements
MemuPlay requires a device with an average AMD or Intel processor. We recommend Intel Core i3 or higher processors for optimal results.
This Android Emulator can be used on both 32bit and 64-bit machines. 2GB of RAM is required if you wish to use it on a 32bit Windows-powered PC.
The 64bit version of MemuPlay Android Emulator requires a minimum 4GB of RAM.
The installation of this Android emulator requires 5GB of disk space. Additional disk space will be needed for Android games and apps.
This free Android Emulator works flawlessly on both graphics card and onboard graphics. you need to make sure your PC meets OpenGL v2.0 support requirements.
You must have a PC with OpenGL v2.0 support or higher for this Android emulator to work. It will not work without OpenGL v2.0 compatibility.
Hardware Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x/AMD-V) capability is also required.
Before you install Memu Play, Make sure The Virtualization Technology is enabled in BIOS, or in simple terms, the motherboard.
For Windows 7, You have to go to BIOS to check if Intel Virtualization is enabled.
You need to have a Gmail or Google account to use Google Play Store to download apps and games.
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How To Tell If A Computer Supports OpenGL 2.0 Or Higher OpenGL Version?
Before checking if your machine is OpenGL compatible, install graphic device drivers. Update device drivers If you have already installed them.
Without graphic card drivers, you cannot know if your PC supports OpenGL or not
Soft Suggester has a tutorial on How to download, update and install device drivers? You can check it out here.
To easily find out if your device supports OpenGL, you can use a free tiny and safe utility called OpenGL Extensions Viewer.
Download OpenGL Extensions Viewer
Download OpenGL Extensions Viewer from here and then install it.
After the installation is complete, Open up OpenGL Extensions Viewer.
Click on More info to scan.
It will take a few moments to gather all the system information.
It will display all details after the scan is complete. As you can see this device has OpenGL version 4.0 and you can use an Android Emulator on this laptop.
Download Memu Play
If your computer or laptop meets the Minimum System Requirements for Memu Play, then download this Android Emulator.
To download Memu Play, Go to the official website.
Instead of the online installer, Download the offline installer of Memu Play. The offline installer makes it easier to install Memu Play and saves you time.
There will be an option to download the offline installation. Click on Offline Installer to begin downloading.
How To Install Memu Play On Windows 7/11/10/8.1?
After the download is complete, click on Quick Install If you want to install it on C drive. You can choose another partition for installation by clicking on Custom option, If the C drive is low on space. We are going for Quick Install.
Installation is started. It may take up to 5 minutes.
Installation is complete. Click Launch Now.
Allow Memu Play 5 to 10 minutes for installing necessary updates.
Sign into the Google Play Store once the updates are complete.
You can now use your favorite apps and play Android games in your copy of Windows 7.
We don’t recommend Memu Play or any other Android Emulator for Whatsapp.
Whatsapp works well for audio calls and text messages. But not for video calling. We tried to make a video call but the video camera did not work properly.
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We hope this tutorial has been informative and helpful to you. Hopefully, you can now use Android apps and play Android games on your copy of Windows 7.
Do let us know in the comment section If we’ve skipped covering any important point in this tutorial. Team Soft Suggester will try its best to help you.
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