BlueStack Systems released a replacement BlueStacks version in 2019. Thus, some users have uninstalled older versions of BlueStacks to update to the newest version. However, a “Latest version already installed” error message pops up for a few users when trying to install BS 4.
A similar error message states, “Bluestacks is already installed on this machine.” Consequently, users can’t install the newest BS 4 Android emulator even when they’ve seemingly uninstalled the previous version.
The error message usually pops up when users haven’t thoroughly uninstalled the old BlueStacks version. Windows 10’s built-in uninstaller doesn’t always erase all registry entries and files for uninstalled software. this is often how users can fix the “Latest version already installed” error message. Read Recommended: Fix Bluestacks Failed to Connect to Server Problem
How to fix BlueStacks latest version errors?
1. Delete BlueStacks Registry Keys
BlueStacks’ “already installed” error messages can often flow from leftover registry entries. Users have confirmed that erasing leftover registry entries for BlueStacks can fix the “Latest version already installed” error. this is often how users can erase those registry entries.
- Open travel by pressing the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut.
- Input ‘Regedit’ in Run, and click on the OK button.
- Next, open this registry path within the Registry Editor window: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
- Then right-click the BlueStacks key on the left of the window and choose Delete. Click the Yes button to verify.
- Also, right-click the BlueStacksGP key and choose Delete.
2. Delete Leftover BlueStacks Folders
There may additionally be some leftover folders for BlueStacks. As such, check if there are remaining BlueStacks folders that require deleting. to do that, click the File Explorer button on the taskbar. Then enter these paths in File Explorer’s address bar:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks
Delete any of these folders. Users can do this by right-clicking them in File Explorer and selecting Delete. Alternatively, select the folders and press the Delete button.
3. Clear Satan Directory
There may additionally be some leftover BlueStacks files within the %Temp% folder. As such, some users may additionally get to clear that folder to repair the “Latest version already installed” error. this is often how users can clear out the tempter folder in Windows 10.
- Open the Run accessory.
- Enter ‘%Temp%’ within the Open text box and click on ok to open the tempter folder in File Explorer.
- Press the Ctrl + A hotkey to select all the files within the %Temp% folder.
- Then click the Delete button.
4. Uninstall BlueStacks With a Third-Party Uninstaller
As the “Latest version already installed” error is typically thanks to incomplete removal of a previous version, uninstalling the software with a third-party uninstaller might fix the difficulty. Third-party uninstallers like Revo Uninstaller erase all software registry entries and files. Then users don’t usually get to manually erase leftovers as outlined above.
Some users might wonder how they will uninstall BlueStacks with a third-party uninstaller when they’ve already removed the emulator! Users can roll Windows 10 back to a previous date with the System Restore tool. which will also restore the first BlueStacks software so long as users select a restore point that predates the date they uninstalled the Android emulator.
Then users can remove BlueStacks with a third party uninstaller. this is often how users can roll back Win 10 to a restore point.
- Enter ‘rstrui’ within the Run accessory, and press the OK button. Then the System Restore utility will open.
- Click the next button to open an inventory of restore points.
- Users can select the Show more restore points choice to fully expand the list of restore points.
- Select a date that predates the day you uninstalled BlueStacks. If in doubt, just select the restore point that goes the furthest back.
- Users can check what programs a restore point will restore by clicking Scan for affected programs. That button opens the window below that lists the software a specific restore point restores.
- Click the next button, then select Finish to verify the restore point.
After restoring Windows, users can then delete BlueStacks again. So now it’s time to remove the software with a third-party uninstaller. Follow the rules below to uninstall BlueStacks with Advanced Uninstaller PRO.
- Users can download Advanced Uninstaller PRO 12 by clicking go for Free on the software’s webpage. Then undergo the Advanced Uninstaller setup wizard to put in the software.
- Launch Advanced Uninstaller, select General Tools, and click on Uninstall Programs to open the window shown directly below.
- Select the BlueStacks software, and click on the Uninstall button.
- Click the utilization of the leftover scanner option on the dialog box window that opens.
- Click Yes to uninstall BlueStacks.
- Another window will open that lists the software’s leftover files and registry items. Select to delete all the leftover items, and press the subsequent button.
- Restart Windows 10 after removing BlueStacks.
- Users can then try installing BlueStacks 4 again.
5. Open the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter
If users still can’t fix BlueStacks’ installation error, inspect the Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter for Windows 10. That troubleshooter repairs system errors which block software installing. Users can open the Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter as follows.
- Click Download on the troubleshooter’s Windows Support page to download it.
- Then click MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta within the folder that has the troubleshooter.
- Users can click Advanced to select the Apply repairs automatically option.
- Press the subsequent button to initiate the troubleshooter.
- Then select the Installing option.
- Select BlueStacks because you are trying to enter the program if they are registered. Choose the option is not listed if BlueStacks unlisted.
- Then click Next to go through the troubleshooter’s resolutions.
It will probably fix the “Latest version installed” error so users can install BlueStacks 4. Try manually deleting the BlueStacks registry entries first as that resolution often fixes the “already installed” error.