How to Install Google Play Store on a Windows 11 PC

Want to use Android Apps on your Windows 11? Read this article.

Microsoft has already redesigned Windows 11 OS, and now you can also run Android apps. Earlier, we have to use external Android emulators like Bluestacks, Nox to run Android apps, but now there is no need to use those softwares. You can directly access all Android apps.

Requirements to Install Google Play Store on Windows 11

  • Windows Subsystem for Android msixbundle (Link) (ProductId: 9P3395VX91NR, Ring: SLOW)

enter product ID to download files

  • Google Apps package installer (64-bit | ARM64)
  • File Archiver Tool (WinRAR or 7-Zip)

How to Setup your Windows 11 for Google Play Store

Read and follow step by step guide to installing Google Play Store on Windows 11.

ADeltaX is the name of the developer who developed the WSAGAScript tool for this.

How to Install Google Play Store on a Windows 11 PC

To use the Google play store on your Windows 11, you will need to change some settings on your Windows system.

First, you have to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)’ and ‘Virtual Machine Platform’ features. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard. Once done, click on the Apps option in the left sidebar.

Click on Apps in the left sidebar

Step 2: In the App settings, find and click on the Optional features in the right sidebar.

click on the ‘Optional features’ tile

Step 3: Scroll down and find Related settings. Then click on the More Windows features to open a new separate window.

click on the ‘More Windows features’ tile

Step 4: Now again scroll down and find Windows Subsystem for Linux option and select the checkbox.

Enable Windows subsystem for linux

Step 5: Again find the Virtual Machine Platform option and then select the checkbox.

Step 6: Lastly, select the OK button to install both features on your Windows 11. It will take some time to install two new features. So wait.

Step 7: Once done, open Microsoft store from Windows 11 settings.

Click on Microsoft Store

Step 8: Search for Ubuntu. Press enter to search. Select the get button to download the Ubuntu. It will start installing Ubuntu on your Windows 11.

type Ubuntu in, and hit Enter

Once installed, restart your PC to enable two new features.

Manually Install Google Play Store on Windows 11

You can also use Google Play Store on your Windows 11 without installing Ubuntu. This is possible with Windows Subsystem for Android. It is a layer on the top of your Windows OS. This layer act as a Linux kernel that allows your system to run on Android.

You have to install some external tools like a standalone installer as we are going to change some system files.

The first step is to install the Linux system on your Windows. Please follow each step very carefully.

Step 1: Go to the download path and find WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) package installer (msixbundle) that you downloaded. If not, go to the requirement section and download it.

Step 2: Right-click on the .msix file > go to Open with and select the file archiver that you are using.

right-click on the .msix file

Step 3: In the file archiver, find the .msix package and open it using a double click.

Step 4: Select all files and copy them.

Select all files and copy them

Step 5: Open your system drive. In my case, it is a C drive. So open C drive and create a new folder named “Windows Subsystem for Android”.

Step 6: Paste all the copied items in the newly created folder.

Windows Subsystem for Android

Step 7: Now find and remove AppxBlockMap.xml, AppxSignature.p7x, [Content_Types].xml, and AppxMetadata folder. You can search for the files in the search bar.

Step 8: Go to Github repository github.com/ADeltaX > click on Code > download ZIP. It will download the code on your computer.

Click on download zip

Step 9: Go to download folder > find WSAGAScript-main.zip > open it with a double click.

Step 10: Select all the files > then copy them.

Select all the files and then copy them

Step 11: Go to system drive > create a new folder named GAppsWSA. Paste all the files here.

create a new folder and name it GAppsWSA

Step 12: Go to the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ folder and select copy vendor.img, system.img, system_ext.img, and product.img files.

select files and copy them

Step 13: Now open the GAppsWSA folder > open ‘#IMAGES’ folder and then paste files here.

open ‘#IMAGES’ folder and then paste files here

Step 14: Again go to the download folder and find the open_gapps.zip file and copy it. Open the GAppsWSA folder > then go to #GAPPS folder and paste zip file here.

paste the copied zip file into this directory

Step 15: In the GAppsWSA folder, type bash in the navigation bar and press enter. This will open the terminal window. When asked, press Y to continue.

type bash in the address bar

Step 16: Now in the command prompt window, type the following command and press enter.

apt install lzip unzip

Run apt install lzip unzip command

Step 17: Enter another command to install dos2unix converter tool.

apt install dos2unix

install the dos2unix converter tool

Step 18: In case if you are facing issues then run these commands one by one.

apt-get update
apt-get install dos2unix

issue the following commands one-by-one to fix the error

Step 19: Now the next step is to convert some files using the following commands.

dos2unix ./apply.sh
dos2unix ./extend_and_mount_images.sh
dos2unix ./extract_gapps_pico.sh
dos2unix ./unmount_images.sh
dos2unix ./VARIABLES.sh

Step 20: Once done, try these commands to start installing the Google package on your Windows 11.

./extract_gapps_pico.sh

Use extract_gapps_pico command

Step 21: Now type this command to mount images.

./extend_and_mount_images.sh

extend_and_mount_images

Step 22: Now enter the following command.

./apply.sh

Step 23: Again, unmount all images using this command.

./unmount_images.sh

unmount_images

Step 24: Once done, go to #IMAGES folder in the GAppsWSA folder. You have to copy all the files in the GAppsWSA folder.

copy all selected files

Step 25: Go to the Windows Subsystem for Android folder and paste all the copied files. If asked, click on replace items. Some files are already there but you have to replace it.

Step 26: Go to the misc folder in the GAppsWSA folder and then copy the kernel file.

copy the ‘kernel’ file

Step 27: Go to Windows Subsystem for Android in your C drive and open the tools folder.

head to the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ directory

Step 28: Now in the tools folder, find the kernel file and rename it to kernel_bak.

Step 29: Paste copied kernel file here.

rename the existing kernel file to kernel_bak

Step 30: Open the start menu with the Windows key and then click on the All Apps button.

click on the ‘All apps’ button

Step 31: Find Windows Terminal and right-click on it. Choose Run as administrator option from the list.

run Windows Terminal as adnin

Step 31: If asked, click on yes to open the app with admin access.

Click on yes

Step 32: In the Windows Terminal, you have to execute some commands. Make sure you are using PowerShell.

Add-AppxPackage -Register C:\WindowsSubsystemforAndroid\AppxManifest.xml

run this command in terminal

Step 33: The above command will install another important Android package on your Windows 11. You have to wait for some time.

Step 34: Once done, open the start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard and then find Windows Subsystem for Android in recommended.

click on the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ app

Step 35: In the WSA window, find the Developer options and turn it on.

toggle the switch next to it to ‘On’ position.

Step 36: Click on the files to open Android and Google Play Store on your Windows.

click on the ‘Files’ option

Step 37: You can select the next option according to your need. It will ask you to send diagnostic data. If you don’t want to share it then uncheck the option. Otherwise, you can keep it checked.

Step 38: Now, open the start menu and then search for Play Store and open it from the result.

type Play Store and click on the ‘Play Store’ app

Step 39: Just like your Android phone, you have to sign in to your Google account to access all Google Play store apps.

Once done, you can access all Google Play Store apps and games on your Wind0ws 11.

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Conclusion

Windows 11 comes with a great feature that allows you to install and run Android app on Windows.

Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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