This guide will assist Windows 11 users on how to install WSA on Windows 11 without Microsoft Store outside the USA.
In order to run Android apps on Windows 11. Your computer must be equipped with WSA.
The problem is Windows Subsystem For Android is only available for residents of the United States Of America.
There are two ways to install the Windows subsystem for Android on Windows 11.
The first method is for those who live in the USA. They can simply install WSA from the Microsoft Store.
However, if you live outside the USA, you cannot find the app on the Microsoft Store or you might get some error messages on Microsoft Store.
So to bypass these issues, I am going to show how you can manually install the Windows subsystem for Android without Microsoft Store.
Let’s get started
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System Requirements For Windows Subsystem For Android?
We’ll start with the prerequisites. First of all WSA uses virtualization. So to run WSA, virtualization technology must be enabled.
You can check whether virtualization is enabled in the Task Manager. If virtualization technology is disabled, you need to enable it through the Bios.
Second, WSA will be needing a Windows component known as the Virtual Machine Platform. You can enable it from the Windows features.
How To Enable The Virtual Machine Platform On Windows 11?
To enable the Virtual Machine Platform, Go to the start menu and type Turn Windows Features On Or Off.
Open Turn Windows Features On Or Off from search results.
Scroll down the page until you find the Turn Windows Features On Or Off option.
Check the box next to the Turn Windows Features On Or Off and you are done.
Download Windows Subsystem For Android
Now we’re ready to run Windows Subsystem For Android on the system. You can download WSA from here If you live outside the USA.
This website provides the WSA installation package file. So we do not require Microsoft Store .
Click on the drop-down menu and select product ID then enter this 9p3395vx91nr ID into the search box. This is the product ID of WSA on the Microsoft Store. You now need to click the tick mark to search at the bottom of the page.
At the bottom of the page, You’ll find a file with a .msixbundle extension, This is the file we are looking for. It’s around 1.34GB. Download the file by clicking on this link.
If you’re using Google Chrome, Chrome might block the download of this file. Because of the unknown extension.
If that’s the case, you can use Firefox to download the file. Don’t worry, This download is safe.
How To Install Windows Subsystem For Android On Windows 11?
Once the download is complete, right-click on the file and select the Copy As Path option.
We’ll install it using Windows Powershell. Go to the start menu and search Powershell by typing.
From search results, Run the Powershell app as administrator.
In Powershell, type Add-AppxPackage -Path [file-path], then replace copied file path with paste the file-path.
Now the Windows subsystem for Android will install on your computer.
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After installation, you can access the Windows Subsystem for Android and Amazon App Store from the start menu.
Remember even if you manage to bypass the restriction and install WSA on your system, You must have a US-based Amazon account to get your hands on the Android apps.
Luckily once you have WSA installed on your system, you can sideload Android apps in Windows 11.