Emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration :
As per this response, the complete steps are:
1) Open SDK Manager (In Android Studio, go to Tools > Android > SDK Manager) and Download Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM installer) if you haven’t.
2) Now go to your SDK directory
C:\users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\extras\intel\Hardware_Accelerated_Execution_Manager\ and run the file named
In case you get an error like “Intel virtualization technology (vt,vt-x) is not enabled”. Go to your BIOS settings and enable Hardware Virtualization.
3) Restart Android Studio and then try to start the AVD again.
It might take a minute or 2 to show the emulator window.