Android Emulator for Xamarin on Windows 7 Enterprise RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have installed the Visual Studio Community Version 2017 for my Windows 7 Enterprise computer. When i downloaded it i didn't get it to download all that i want, and so an error log was created with the installation. In the log we can see that the Google Emulator was not Installed along with the SDK. For the SDK i somehow managed to get that done but for the Emulator i can see that it can only run on Windows version 8 and up. 

    My question - how/what can i install that will act as an Emulator for my Android programs in Xamarin.


    • Moved by 宝宝徐 Monday, June 5, 2017 6:42 AM
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:21 PM


  • Hi Abbas,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    For VS 2017, please run the VS setup.exe, select continue->Modify>Individual components->Emulators tag->Visual Studio Emulator for Android, check it and update:


    Please make sure your machine meets the following system requirements

    • Hyper-V support

    • 6 GB or more of RAM.

    • 64-bit version of the Pro edition of Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows10 or higher

    • A processor that supports SSSE3 or later.

    Please refer to: Visual Studio Emulator for Android, which is also applicable to VS 2017 RTM.

    If the machine configuration doesn't meet them, the setup dialog will show as below:

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    • Proposed as answer by 宝宝徐 Thursday, June 1, 2017 2:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dave PatrickMVP Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:07 AM
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:55 AM