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Installing Bluestacks with Android Market Enabled
Bluestack, an emulator to run Android operating system and application on Windows PC and Mac, doesn't bundle its download with Android Market currently known as Google Play. There are other application markets bundled with it instead, such as GetJar, 1Mobile, and Amazon Appstore, but Android Market can’t be neglected as it's being the famous hub for Android Apps.
With Android Market enabled, users will also have other Google's default applications such as Map, Navigation, GMail, Places, Latitude, and GTalk. Here is how you can enable Android Market in Bluestack:
A. Download all the apk files below and install them one by one in this particular order
B. You should have successfully installed Bluestack first. Do not install those 7 downloaded apk files from inside Bluestack. Instead, just right-click on each apk file, under Windows Explorer, and choose "Open with BlueStacks APK Installer".
C. Start, or restart, your Bluestack.
D. Register and connect your Bluestack with the newly installed Gmail using your Google mail account. You can't access Google Play without registering first. If you use windows browser, such as Firefox, to access Google Play (http://play.google.com), your Bluestack will be detected as T-Mobile smartphone under device compatibility checking. You should login using the same Google account you use for registering your Bluestack to do so.
E. Start Google Play and download whatever you want as if you use a real android smartphone or tablet.
For those who doesn't have Bluestack, use this link to download the offline installer (128 MB). The official download provided by Bluestack's website is online installer (8 MB). Windows XP needs Net Framework 2 SP 2 to install Bluestack, use this link to download the offline installer (28 MB).
That's all you need to do, and the following are some screenshots of Bluestack on Windows XP