Installation issues 'wget' in windows

I am new to Qiime. I am trying to install qiime2 in windows:

  1. As someone who doesn't have a complex knowledge in coding and everything, I can't see where qiime2 fits in the overall picture of operating system. Ubunutu is a WSL that is required for running Qiime2. But all this powershell, miniconda and everything, I'm having a hard time fitting them together. Is there any resource where I can visualize these things together?

  2. I followed the installation guide in Natively installing QIIME 2 — QIIME 2 2023.2.0 documentation but once I reach to 'conda install wget', the following stuff pops up.

(base) C:\Users\susan>conda install wget
Collecting package metadata (current_repodata.json): done
Solving environment: failed with initial frozen solve. Retrying with flexible solve.
Collecting package metadata (repodata.json): done
Solving environment: failed with initial frozen solve. Retrying with flexible solve.

PackagesNotFoundError: The following packages are not available from current channels:

  • wget

Current channels:

To search for alternate channels that may provide the conda package you're
looking for, navigate to

https://anaconda.org

and use the search bar at the top of the page.

Can someone please help me how I should proceed?

Thank you so much.

[EDIT] @colinbrislawn noticed, that you are using a Windows shell. Dependencies won't allow QIIME 2 to work on Windows, you need to install Windows Subsystem for Linux to use QIIME 2.

[ANSWER]
It means that package is not available in channels mentioned. Treat channels as websites for downloading software.
With help if Google search I see that wget is located in anaconda channel (Wget :: Anaconda.org), so I will specifically point conda to it with command:
conda install -c anaconda wget

You might want to also configure your default channels, check how to do it on this example A brief introduction — conda-forge 2023.03.22 documentation

Cheers
Valentyn

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