Updating the WSL 2 Linux kernel
To manually update the Linux kernel inside of WSL 2 please follow these steps.
Download the Linux kernel update package
Please click on this link to download the latest WSL2 Linux kernel update package for x64 machines.
If you're using an ARM64 machine, please download this package instead.
Install the Linux kernel update package
To install the Linux kernel update package:
1. Run the update package downloaded in the previous step. 2. You will be prompted for elevated permissions, select ‘yes’ to approve this installation. 3. Once the installation is complete, you are ready to begin using WSL2!
Future plans for updating the WSL2 Linux kernel