HAXM is a cross-platform hardware-assisted virtualization engine for PC

Intel HAXM

Intel HAXM

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  • Latest Version

    Intel HAXM 7.8.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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  • Author / Product

    Intel Corporation / External Link

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Intel HAXM (also known as Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manage) is an advanced Android emulator and virtualization manager that allows developers to quickly and reliably develop Android applications directly in x86-based PCs running modern Windows OS.

When paired with other software packages that are needed to complete all the necessary components for app development (such as Android SDK and plugins needed to manage Google APIs), It can provide unraveling hardware-based Android emulation needed for software projects of all sizes and complexities.

Because it relies on features that are built-in into Intel CPU products, Intel HAXM can only run as it was intended on processors that have hardware support for Intel VT-x, Intel EM64T (Intel 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit features.  Be aware that this software WILL NOT work on non-Intel CPUs or Intel processors that lack these hardware features. Another limitation is that HAXM can only work with Android x86 and x86_64 emulator images provided by Intel. It cannot process ARM Android emulator images or non-Intel x86 or x86_64 Android emulator images.

Originally developed for work on Windows OS and macOS, the reach of this cross-platform hardware-assisted virtualization engine was expanded to NetBSD and Linux. While it is recommended that Intel HAXM be downloaded and installed through the Android SDK (found in the Extras tab) or Android Studio (marked as the optional “Performance” item), it can also be manually downloaded by a standalone installer offered by Intel. To verify if your installation has been completed successfully, open Command Prompt with Administrative Privileges, and execute the command “sc query intelhaxm” and wait for the status message "4 RUNNING".

The latest version of the Windows OS version of Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manage can be downloaded for FREE. Be aware that Intel HAXM does not automatically check for updates. To update this package to its latest version, you must do so manually.

Also Available: Download Intel HAXM for Mac

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What's new in this version:

- Enabled XSAVE feature in CPUID
- Enabled INVPCID instruction
- Improved the implementation of CPUID module
- Fixed a host crash issue caused by a regression
- Improved the user experience of installer