64-bit Windows 10, Build 14393 or higher (preferably 14396 or higher)
WSL install procedure
- enable Developer Mode: Settings > Update and Security > For developers > Developer mode
- Start > Turn Windows features on or off > Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta)
- reboot PC
- from Command Prompt, type
- a “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” icon is created, perhaps pin it to your Start Menu for convenience.
You might want to reinstall WSL if you’re getting errors, or want to upgrade Ubuntu versions on a new Windows Build (e.g. Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04) Normally from Command Prompt do
lxrun /uninstall lxrun /install
If you get
especially if you’ve just upgraded to a new Windows Build, be sure that under #2 above, Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta) is still checked. If it was checked, uncheck it, reboot, and check it again, then try to reinstall WSL again.