I found a great alternative to Bluestacks after getting fed up with the endless crap that bluestacks kept installing on my machine.
I take no credit for this product, just thought Iīd share...........
The app is called AndY :
product description ( from their site)
It provides seamless sync between desktop and mobile devices
Connects Win/Mac with Android apps for launching, push notifications and storage
Enables app download from any desktop browser direct to Andy OS
Ensures most up to date Android OS at all times
Brings your favourite communication and entertainment mobile apps to the desktop
What does Andy Do?
Andy breaks down the barrier between desktop and mobile computing, while keeping a user up to date with the latest Android OS feature upgrades. It also provides users with unlimited storage capacity, PC and Mac compatibility, and the freedom to play the most popular mobile games on a desktop. With phone as a joystick, you will never have to sacrifice the multi-touch or gyro elements of gaming, and thanks to seamless connection between desktop and mobile, you can receive a SnapChat phone picture on the street and see it on your desktop at home
If anyone is interested in trying out this product.....FREE WITH NO CRAP !
check it out here :http://www.andyroid.net/
hit thanks if this helped, cheers