Virtualization Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Windows 11


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Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Windows Subsystem for Android is currently only available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. Your device also must meet specific Windows 11 requirements for WSA.
  • Apps available at Amazon Appstore.
  • You will need to have a U.S.-based Amazon account to use the Amazon Appstore.
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Supported processor (Intel® Core™ i3 8th Generation, AMD Ryzen™ 3000, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8c, or above).
  • You may need to enable virtualization for your PC’s BIOS/UEFI.
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This tutorial will show you how to uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Start Menu
  • Option Two: Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Settings
  • Option Three: Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in PowerShell





OPTION ONE

Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Start Menu


1 Close all Android apps.

2 Open the Start menu :win:, and click/tap on the All apps button. (see screenshot below)

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3 Right click or press and hold on Windows Subsystem for Android, and click/tap on Uninstall.

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4 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshots below)

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OPTION TWO

Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Apps & features or Installed apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the 3 dots button for Windows Subsystem for Android, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.





OPTION THREE

Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows Powershell.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Get-AppxPackage "*MicrosoftCorporationII.WindowsSubsystemForAndroid*" | Remove-AppxPackage

3 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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