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How to uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11

Removing the Windows Subsystem for Android is as easy as uninstalling an app on Windows 11.

Windows 11 uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android

On Windows 11, you can uninstall the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) when you no longer need the platform. However, consider that removing WSA also uninstalls the Amazon Appstore and any Android app you have previously installed on Windows 11.

The Windows Subsystem for Android is the platform that Microsoft has created (similar to WSL) that provides the virtualization environment to run Android apps on Windows 11. The company is also collaborating with Amazon to bring the Amazon Appstore to deliver the apps.

Although the ability to run Android apps is a helpful feature, it might come the time when you no longer need it, or you may need to reset it if you are having problems.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to remove the Windows Subsystem for Android alongside all the components and apps from Windows 11. (See also this video tutorial at the Pureinfotech YouTube channel with the walkthrough process to complete this task.)

Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android

To uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) from your computer, use these steps:s

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click the Apps & features page from the right side.

  4. Select the Amazon Appstore.

  5. Click the three-dotted menu button from the right side and select the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall WSA

  6. Click the Uninstall button again.

  7. Click the Uninstall button to confirm that the Windows Subsystem for Android and Android apps will also be removed.

    Remove Android apps and components

Once you complete the steps, the Windows Subsystem for Android, Amazon Appstore, and all the Android apps you previously installed will be removed from Windows 11. You can reinstall the platform with these instructions.