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How To Install Play Store In Windows 11 – Do You Know?

Eager to know How To Install Play Store In Windows 11? Right, read this article till the end. 

How To Install Play Store In Windows 11
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Windows 11 beta version was made available first. Microsoft launched the upgrade much later, with many exciting features and more straightforward working. Installing and using Google Play Store on the beta version required users to install a third-party app. However, the upgraded version has a feature called native Android emulation that lets you install Google Play Store more quickly. 

On Windows 11, you can easily download apps from Amazon Appstore. But since many of us don’t find the desired apps here, Google Play Store is the best choice. This article discusses how to install Play Store on Windows 11. 

How To Install Play Store In Windows 11?

Before starting with the method, you must remember that this might not work with 32-bit hardware. It works with x86, 64-bit devices. Follow the below steps to prepare your device for installing Play Store. 

Step 1: Enable Virtualization

  • Click on settings and open the Control Panel. 
  • In the new Control Panel window, select ‘Programs. 
  • Click on Turn Windows Features on or off. 
  • Check the boxes next to ‘Virtual Machine Platform’ and ‘Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • Click OK. 

Step 2: Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)

This step applies to you if you have installed WSA on your device. If you have not, skip this step. 

Use the following instructions to Uninstall WSA

  • Open Settings and click on Apps. 
  • From the available options, select apps and features. 
  • If WSA appears, click on Uninstall. 
  • If it does not appear, it was not installed on your device. 

Now that you’ve successfully performed the above steps, you can start with the method of downloading the Play store. 

Step 3: Turn on Developer Mode

  • Click on settings and select Privacy and security. 
  • Open the ‘For developers’ panel. 
  • Turn Developer Mode on. 
  • Confirm by clicking ‘Yes.’ 

Step 4: Download the new version of WSA. 

There are new versions available on the internet of Windows Subsystem for Android. These versions will be different for ARM-based devices such as the Surface Pro X. 

Once you have installed the new WSA, you need to check its location and unzip it. 

Step 5: Unzip the new WSA

  • Open File Explorer and click on downloads. 
  • Click on the file name to unzip it. 

Step 6: Open Windows PowerShell

  • Open the Start Menu, and on the search bar, type ‘Powershell.’ 
  • Click on the app and then select ‘Run as Administrator
  • Click Yes when the system asks if the app can make changes. 

Step 7: Put the location of the unzipped file

  • To find the location of the unzipped file in File Explorer, you need to select the address from the address bar and then copy it. 
  • In the power shell Window, replace ‘C:\WSA-Patched’ with the address you copied in the previous instruction. 

Step 8: Search for the new version in the device

  • Click on Start Menu. 
  • Check the recommendations. This is where you should find ‘Windows Subsystem for Android.’ 
  • To launch it, click on the option. 

Step 9: Start new WSA.

  • When you click on it, you’ll see a ‘Files option,’ Click on this option to start WSA. 
  • After this, a pop-up will appear titled Windows Security Alert. It will say, ‘Windows Defender Firewall has blocked some app features.’ 
  • Select the ‘Allow Access’ option. 
  • Play Store and Amazon app store will now be visible in the Start menu’s recommendation. 

Step 10: Sign in to Play Store

  • You will need to download an ADBKit file from the internet to sign in to the Play Store. 
  • Once it has been downloaded, find the file in the downloads section of File Explorer.
  • Double Click on the file and then select ‘Extract All.’ 
  • Go to the Windows Subsystem Settings, and turn on ‘Developer mode.’ 

Step 11: Run necessary commands

  • Before running the commands, open the Play Store App and keep it open. 
  • Find the unzipped ADBKit in File Explorer and right-click on it. 
  • Select ‘Open in Windows Terminal’. 
  • ‘.\adb.exe connect 127.0.0.1:58526’ is the command you need to run. 
  • To confirm if the above command worked, you can run ‘.\adb.exe devices’. You will see a lit of devices. The method worked if you can see ‘127.0.0.1:58526’ in the list. 
  • Run the following commands in the given order –
  1. ‘.\adb.exe shell.’
  2. ‘su’ ( Wait for the ‘You are now root’ message)
  3. ‘setenforce 0’

Step 12: Sign in to Play Store with your username and password

Then you can use Play Store as you regularly would on your android phone. 

To Sum It Up

This article discusses how to Install Play Store In Windows 11. This requires you to install specific software versions from the internet. But luckily, these are readily available and can be downloaded for free. 

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