Windows 11 with Play Store

Weekly Digest: Android Play Store apps on Windows 11 and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 gets unofficial Google Play Store support, Microsoft expands the new OS to more devices, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Short after Microsoft released its first preview of the Windows Subsystem for Android, someone figured out the way to modify the platform to install the Google Play Store to download and install virtually any Android app on Windows 11.

Microsoft expands the availability of Windows 11 to more eligible computers around the world as the company has already addressed most of the known issues with the new version.

As part of the active development of Windows 11, build 22489 was released in the Dev Channel with a new entry in the Settings app to manage Microsoft subscription information and various other tweaks for the Settings app.

Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 received a new optional non-security update to fix several problems, including printer installation over IPP. The company is also testing a new update described as KB5005463 to install the PC Health Check app on Windows 10 devices to allow users to determine if their hardware configuration can run Windows 11.

The Windows 11’s Microsoft Store app is slowly making its way to Windows 10 as the app begins to roll out on devices enrolled in the Release Preview Channel of the Windows Insider Program. Also, a leaked image of Windows 11 suggests that the OS may soon get a new Microsoft Defender application to control the built-in security features.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a few new tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to perform a clean installation with the Windows 10 21H2 update. In addition, we looked at the steps to upgrade to the November 2021 Update using Windows Update, Media Creation Tool, and Insider program.

If you are using the Windows Subsystem for Android, you now know the steps to reset the platform to fix common problems and how to enable the option to keep the virtualization environment running in the background.