BlueStacks can’t start when Hyper-V is enabled issue Fix

Are you seeing the “BlueStacks can’t start when Hyper-V is enabled” while trying to initiate the BlueStacks app on the system? Actually, the older version of the BlueStacks does come directly in conflict with Hypervisor or Hyper-V. But, there are versions of Bluestacks that officially supports the Hyper-V. So, there are two easy ways to sort this problem out.

Way 1 – Disable the Hyper-V feature

Way 2 – Install a new Bluestacks that support Hyper-V

We have described both the process in detail so that you can choose the correct solutions that suites your condition the best.


Way 1 – Disable the Hyper-V feature

Hyper-V is an optional feature on your system and may contradict some of the Bluestacks clients. So, you can just disable the Hyper-V future. But, it can affect other virtual machines. There are two methods that you can use to disable the Hyper-V feature.

Fix  1 – Using the Windows Features

You can easily disable this feature following these easy steps.

1. Just press the Windows key and R key combination to open the Run terminal.

2. Then, click “OK“.


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The Windows Features panel will open up in a few seconds.

3. Slowly scroll down to find the “Hyper-V” feature.

4. Simply, uncheck the box beside “Hyper-V“. Now, just click on the “OK” on the bottom to disable these Hyper-V features.


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Windows will remove all the components of the Hyper-V feature. So, wait patiently until it does so.

6. Once you are done, tap on “Restart” to restart the system.

It is crucial as Windows completes the process while the system restarts.


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Now, once the system starts up, try to launch Bluestacks again. Test if this works out.


Fix 2 – Stop Hyper-V-related services

You can try to solve this issue by force-halting the Hyper-V-related services.

1. You have to open the Services. So, press the Win key+R keys together.

2. Type “services.msc” and hit Enter.


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3. When the Services window appears in front of you, scroll down to find the Hyper-V-related services. You can find the “Hyper-V Data Exchange Service” service.

4. Once you have found the service, right-tap it and “Stop” to stop the service.


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5. Once you have stopped that service, stop all these services also.

Hyper-V Guest Service Interface
Hyper-V PowerShell Direct Service
Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service

In addition to these four services, if you can find any other Hyper-V-related services, stop those as well.


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Now, retry launching the Bluestacks app and test if this is working.


Fix 4 – Using the registry file

If the regular method doesn’t work, feel free to download this registry script and run it on your system.

1. Just download this hyper_v file.

2. Now, extract the registry file directly from the zip file.


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3. Once you have extracted the file, go to the location.

4. Just, right-tap the “hyper_v” file and tap “Open” to merge the registry file with your system registry.


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5. You may see a warning message. Tap “Yes” to merge the registry file.


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After this, close every window one by one and restart your system. Once you have, further try to open the Hyper-v once more. Test if this works out or not.


Way 2 – Uninstall the BlueStacks

You can uninstall the BlueStacks that are interfering with the Hyper-V and reinstall the version that natively supports Hyper-v.

Step 1 – Uninstall the Bluestacks

Just uninstall the Bluestacks from your system.

1. It’s quite easy to uninstall the BlueStacks from your system. To do that, just press the Win key+R keys together.

2. Then, type “appwiz.cpl” and click “OK“.


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3.  Once it opens up, look for the “Bluestacks” app among all the other apps that are installed.

4. Just, right-tap the app and click “Uninstall” to uninstall the app from your system.


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4. In the Uninstaller window, make sure to check the “Delete Bluestacks user data” box.

5. Then, tap “Uninstall” to uninstall BlueStacks from your system.


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Once you have uninstalled the app, restart your system.


Step 2 – Download & install Hyper-V supported Bluestacks

You can download and install the Hyper-v supported Bluestacks.

1. Open the Bluestacks.

2. When you reach the website, click on the “See all versions” under the Download section.


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3. Now, scroll down through the list of downloadable, and click on the “Download” beside ‘Nougat 64 bit’ to download it.


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This will download the Bluestacks that are fully compatible with the Hyper-V feature.

4. Now, go to the download location and double-click on the bluestacks installer that you downloaded just now.


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Now, just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

This version of Bluestacks that you are installing won’t conflict with the Hyper-V. So, feel free to use the emulator once it is installed.