Windows 10: Windows 10 or Andriod?

  1.    05 Feb 2017 #1

    Windows 10 or Andriod?


    I'm a little confused about Windows 10 (Pro). When I first started my new computer, it looked like android with apps (titles), but I didn't like that, so now my computers runs and looks like Windows 7 (Pro). Lately, I've been playing a game that runs on Android only, and using BlueStacks. However, BlueStacks sometimes crashes and I lose the game. I have lots of memory and ram going on. So my first question is, is Windows 10 "Dos" based or Andriod?

    Thanks
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       05 Feb 2017 #2

    No, neither Android nor latest Windows has nothing to do with DOS.

    Your problem is Bluestacks. It's slow and unstable.

    Instead try AMIDuOS or GenyMotion with Oracle VirtualBox.

    Both solutions are really fast and stable. I use them all the time.
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  3.    05 Feb 2017 #3

    Thank you slicendice. So I took your advice and downloaded and installed Oracle VirtualBox. Installed it. Now my next question (as I have never used this), is how do I go to Google (play store) and load in my game that I play?
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       05 Feb 2017 #4

    timlab55 said: View Post
    Thank you slicendice. So I took your advice and downloaded and installed Oracle VirtualBox. Installed it. Now my next question (as I have never used this), is how do I go to Google (play store) and load in my game that I play?
    Follow all the instructions step by step in GenyMotion UserGuides. You have to do some steps before you get Android up and running.
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  5.    06 Feb 2017 #5

    slicendice said: View Post
    No, neither Android nor latest Windows has nothing to do with DOS.

    Your problem is Bluestacks. It's slow and unstable.

    Instead try AMIDuOS or GenyMotion with Oracle VirtualBox.

    Both solutions are really fast and stable. I use them all the time.
    I tried AMIDuOS and it keeps crashing my PC. Any thoughts?
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  6.    06 Feb 2017 #6

    Would love to use VB, however, there are NO steps on how to go from point A (installing VB (which I found), to getting my android game to play. I would love to use VB.

    THanks
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       07 Feb 2017 #7

    For Both AmiDuOS, you need to disable Windows Hypervisor.

    Here is how to do that:


    1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator (make sure it is launched as Admin or it won't work)
      1. Open START
      2. Type CMD
      3. Right Click CMD
      4. Click Run As Administrator
      5. Click YES when asked "Do you want to allow this application to make changes to your computer"

    2. Type bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
    3. Hit Enter
    4. Reboot computer


    See attached screenshot for more detailed steps:
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    Now try AmiDuOS, it should work without crashing.
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  8.    07 Feb 2017 #8

    slicendice, Thanks, this worked. Not impressed with the product however. IMHO Bluestacks works better for what I need.
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       08 Feb 2017 #9

    PJLLB said: View Post
    slicendice, Thanks, this worked. Not impressed with the product however. IMHO Bluestacks works better for what I need.
    You're welcome!
    I don't see how slow Bluestacks emulator can be any better than any of the real virtualization solutions out there.

    I have tried them all, and Bluestacks was the first one to go in the BIN for me. Genymotion and AmiDuOS has been the only ones really worthwhile. Now that MS got Android to work fast too in the Visual Studio Emulators/VMs that is an alternative too.

    Care to explain why AmiDuOS does not suit your needs??
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  10.    08 Feb 2017 #10

    slicendice said: View Post
    You're welcome!
    ...
    Care to explain why AmiDuOS does not suit your needs??
    It was never stable. Several of my apps did not work well in it (note ably GoLauncher). The graphics/fonts were way small (I have a 4K monitor set at 3840x2160). The networking was flakey -- sometimes it thought I only had WiFi and sometimes WiFi and Ethernet (the host machine is Ethernet only). And there was no bridging to the LAN (no network discovery), only to the WAN, even thought it reported the correct host IP in the LAN subnet. There were a few other things. But I had been having a crash issue with BlueStacks, just like AmiDuOS, and your solution worked for BlueStacks too. Again, thanks.
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