Android emulators to different partitions
(Mid Part of my Post - see the 3 sections here to understand the test methods)
Well, that was an idea.
Uninstalled BlueStacks again.
Tried MeMu (bad idea - no google play that I could find)
Now NoxApp Player.
Thinking also of Uninstall this as well
Super Irritating the way they put the NOX App Center in front of Google Play.
I Can't believe people tolerate this stuff, much less make it and promote it.
I have now uninstalled 3 of these. Done for today.
(Last part of my Post)
No, I wasn't done. The computer was extremely problematic in "Explorer" mode. Applications would not open for many minutes. A few programs would keep running, but was impossible to move. Even Task Manager was problematic.
Nicely I was able to pull up MiniTool to get to the Partitions. I simply Deleted the Partition I had created for these emulators (after I had uninstalled each of them previously)
That fixed the "grogginess". Basically emulation needs its own OS to host it and full isolation as far as I can see. And so it goes.
Make an expendable partition and test Emulators there. (I should have done that a few months ago with DOS Box, but that said I have not seen any problems from it and I still use it from time to time for one special program.=
(First Part of my Post)
Always to the separate Partition just to be clear.
Previously, before BlueStacks 2nd installation attempt I wrote.
The hunt though is for something that simply works without a bunch of junk layed into it. No Games Please.
I recently had a wonderful, albeit very problematic experience with BlueStacks Android Emulator.
I had installed it in my normal Program directories. Shortly thereafter I started having disk errors on my SSD.
In the end I uninstalled it and rebuilt all of my drive partitions.
That said, there was one program I really want access to from my PC - Android Outliner.
Well, my approach is the following.
I made a small Partition - about 60gb used to be "huge". I have installed BlueStacks there (choose "custom install" at install time and change the folder).
We will see how the rest goes from here. Excited I will say.
The reason for doing this is I don'w want a bunch of random "crazy VM writing" happening to my main HD's. This is an expendable partition.
Nearly everything will be written to Dropbox and if I have trouble again I can just uninstall BlueStacks, delete the partition, and move on.
(Somewhat of a bummer to go in and setup Virtualization in my BIOS. It does seem to slow the main system a bit)
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