How to Install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

Amaan Rizwan

Install Windows Subsystem for Android

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Microsoft brought Android apps to the ecosystem with Windows 11. The recommended way to install Android apps on Windows 11 is through the Amazon app store. Their apps library has certainly grown but it still falls short. Fortunately you can also install Android apps by sideloading. In order to install Android apps, you will need the Windows Subsystem Android(WSA).

WSA allows users to run Android applications directly on their Windows 11 machines. This can be useful for developers who want to test their applications on multiple platforms without having to use a separate device. It is also useful for users who want to take advantage of the features and apps available on the Android platform.

The Subsystem for Android gets installed along with the Amazon app store. However that may not happen for one of two reasons. Amazon app is still not available for your country. Or you are encountering an error in installing or launching WSA.

You don’t have to worry as we will install it with a workaround using the official file. In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to install the Windows Subsystem for Android on your Windows 11 PC.

Install Windows Subsystem for Android

Some Windows 11 PCs let you install it directly from the Microsoft Store. Others can install it using the manual method and get it running in no time. We will use adguard, an online direct link extractor for apps. It provides the direct download links for apps and programs from the Microsoft store. Follow the tutorial to download and install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11.

1. Go to and paste this URL in the box:
3. Select slow from the box on the right and click on the tick mark to start the search.


Install WSA

4. Find the file which is around 1.35 GB in size with the name beginning “MicrosoftCorporationII.WindowsSubsystemForAndroid…”.

Install Android Apps

5. Click on the file name to download it on your computer.

6. Launch the file and click on install to begin the installation.

Install Android Apps on Windows 11

7. Now head to the Start Menu and search “Turn on Windows Features…”. Go to the first result from the Control Panel.

Install Android Apps on Windows 11

8. Find Virtual Machine Platform from the list and tick the box next to it.

Install Android Apps on Windows 11

9. Click OK and you will be prompted to restart the computer. Accept the suggestion and let your PC restart to apply the changes.

You can use this method to install Windows subsystem for Android on any computer running Microsoft’s latest installment. Now you can also sideload Android apps on Windows 11 without the Amazon app store.

Install Windows System for Android

The WSA has shown improvement over the year with consistent updates. But there lie room to provide better compatibility across the board. We could not install WSA through the Microsoft store on the first try because of some out of the blue errors. On the other hand, the alternative method worked on the first try which involved installing the same file without the MS store.