Bluestacks has been most popular topic on our blog and brings good amount of traffic to out website. Many people complain that they are not able to install bluestacks due to bluestacks graphic card error ,even tough they have fill their requirement. You can read all the post written under bluestacks from here.
There are two type of Graphic card
- Microsoft’s proprietary Direct3D >>used to run windows
- OpenGL >>used to Run android Programs
Now if you don’t update your windows regularly , Then openGL didn’t get updated as often as direct3D so you need to do that manually.
Since you are reading this article I assume that you are facing the same problem. Lucky or unluckly whenever I try to install bluestacks I never faced any problem during installation until now. Today while I was installing bluestacks on my windows 8 system ,I faced the bluestacks error 25000 graphics card for the first time . I have install bluestacks on the same system before so I know it was only temporary problem and could be worked out.
For proper functioning bluestacks require at least 2-3 Gb ram and a graphic card. I had 4 gb ram and 512 graphic card which is enough for bluestacks. See the screenshot below for further details on my system configuration.
This make one thing clear that I can install bluestacks even now. So after messing around I was able to come up with the solution which I will be sharing with you here.
Install the older version of bluestacks
The older version of bluestacks don’t require a higher end system requirement like the new version, and you will be able to install it without getting and graphic card error.I was able to install whatsapp and some other basic software,but when I tried apps like fruit ninja or angry birds I couldn’t find them.
So if you are looking for whatsapp only then this might be the thing but for others who want use bluestacks with all it’s app proceed to solution to.
The older version of bluestacks is not available on bluestacks official sites, So I have uploaded the copy of it to cloud which you can download from here (132 mb).
Change Graphic card drivers
You may seen the same error where Bluestacks refuse to recognize your graphics card and ask you to update the same,even if your graphic card is already updated.
So why it is so ?
When I checked my graphic card detail I found out that it was not compatible with bluestacks. The reason I was able to tell that was because I have seen my graphic card driver when I was installing bluestacks was different from the one I am having now.For me the re installing of the windows has caused this change.
Or use this websites to auto update your graphic card, you will need java enable browser.
If you still get this error again then wait for this newer version of bluestacks.
Here is the screen shot of two different graphic cards.
This video will help you to find more about graphic card