Avast, Windows 8/10, Hyper-V and Intel HAXM for Android Emulator

Windows 8/10 has some Problems with Intel HAXM Installation.

Intel HAXM is official supported with this Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
  • Windows XP (32-bit only)
  • OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (32/64-bit)

But on Windows 8/10 it should work too except of some issues you will see later.

If you get this picture on installing Intel HAXM

VT Not Supported

even you have a supported CPU on Windows 8/10 there are severals issues who can cause this:

  • Bios Setting Intel Virtualization
    Check if in the BIOS Setting the Intel Virtualization is on.
    Should be locatet under the CPU Setting.
    On a MSI Motherboard is is under „Overclocking Setting“ and „CPU Features„.
    MSI Bios Settings
  • Hyper-V is installed and activated
    If Hyper-V is installed and activated it conflicts with the Intel HAXM drive and you get the error above.

    • You can try to set the Hyper-V off with bcdedit like in this post
      How to install Intel HAXM after installing Hyper-V
    • If you don’t need the Hyper-V it is better to uninstall it
      • ControlCenter – Programs – Turn Windows features on or off
        Hyper-V Uninstall
      • Check off the Hyper-V
        Hyper-V Check Off
  • Avast 8 installed
    If you have Avast 8 installed the Intel HAXM does not work in Windows 8
    I have already submitted a ticket to Avast for this problem.
    Until this is solved you can use Avast 7 or any other Antivirus program.UPDATE 10.04.2013
    The problem seems fixed with the newest Avast 8 BETA
  • Avast 2015 installed
    Avast 2015 under Settings tab > Troubleshooting, you should uncheck „Enable Hardware-assisted Virtualization“ and reboot!
    If this is enabled the Intel Vt-X Virtualisation isn’t working!!