How to install Android Studio on Windows

First of all we discuss about android studio ,In Google I/O 2013 Android Studio (New IDE tool) launched by Google. Android studio based on IntelliJ IDEA.

I really like Android Studio instead of Eclipse(old tool but good) in developing because Google likes keep supporting it and make development easily with Android Studio for beginners. Android Studio, an intuitive development studio that has access to Google cloud services, code templates, and Git Hub integration etc.

There are a lot of people complaining that they are facing issues in Windows, such as “You need permission to perform this action”. I stumbled upon a guide, available at, which actually worked for me.

In this article i would like to tell you how to install Android Studio on windows so lets start…!

First thing to know about Android Studio its requirements for installing on System that mention below:

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10/8/7/Vista/2003 (32 or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches(you can also use Genymotion Emulator plugin I recommend to use Genymotion Emulator its really awesome 😀 )
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x(Virtualization), Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality.

Lets start, First step to Download Android SDK (Android Studio ) from Google Click here to download Android Studio.It can take upto half an hour depend on your internet connection speed.

Now you need Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 to install Android Studio on your system. to download Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 Click here

Next step is most impotent to use Android studio Emulator is that your PC processor should supporting Virtualization to confirm your CPU virtualization has been enable OR not download Intel® Processor Identification Utility you can also check Virtualization with Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool For AMD Processors Hyper-V Compatibility Check Utility and install it.see below how it will be look like on Intel Processors and Virtualization is Enable OR Not.enable-intel-virtualization-technology-on-a-lenovo-thinkpad

  • Virtualization is Enable

So after enabled Virtualization and Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 installed on system next we move on our main topic Installing Android Studio.

Installation of Android Studio:

Step1: Open downloaded Android Studio application when you open it will check you installed Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 OR not. If you already install it Setup continue.

Step 2: Choose installation path and Directory where you wanna save your Projects.

Step 3:Check all on these options see below

Android Studio installation

after that press next button installation will be start it can take upto 10 minutes just relax and sit back 😛 when installation complete Finish and open Android Studio now it will download Android SDK tools and Android 5.0.1 (API21) automatically (Recommended)

Now you can use Android Studio and Create your First Project/App 😀

Android StudioInstallation complete. in next article i will guide you How to Build apps with Android Studio so keep visiting us for more about Android developing.


If you want to change look to Darcula and Feel, (in Windows) just press: “Ctrl + ~” -> “Switch Look and Feel” -> “Darcula”.

This look of Android Studio is awesome, and I love it 😛


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