Windows 10 Installation Guide
Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux
Enable the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" optional feature and reboot.
Open PowerShell as Administrator and run:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
Restart your computer when prompted.
Install your Linux Distribution of Choice
Fall Creators Update and later: Install from the Microsoft Store
Open the Microsoft Store and choose your favorite Linux distribution.
Here are links directly to the store installers:
Troubleshooting: Installation failed with error 0x80070003
The Windows Subsystem for Linux only runs on your system drive (usually this is your C: drive). Make sure that new apps are stored on your system drive.
Open Settings -> Storage -> More Storage Settings: Change where new content is saved
Once the download has completed, select "Launch".
This will open a console window. Wait for installation to complete then you will be prompted to create your LINUX user account.
Troubleshooting: Installation failed with error 0x8007007e
This error occurs when your system doesn't support Linux from the store. Make sure that:
Create your LINUX username and password. This user account has no relationship to your Windows username and password and hence can be different. Read more.
You're done! Now you can use your Linux environment.
For Anniversary Update and Creators Update: Install using lxrun
lxrun installs Ubuntu user-mode by default on top of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Since moving to the store, we have stopped keeping this user-mode image up to date. When you're done, run
Turn on Developer Mode
Open Settings -> Update and Security -> For developers
Select the Developer Mode radio button
Open a command prompt. Run
After you have accepted the License, the Ubuntu user-mode image will be downloaded and extracted. A "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" shortcut will be added to your start menu.
Launch a new Ubuntu shell by either:
bashfrom a command-prompt
- Clicking the start menu shortcut
Create a UNIX user
The first time you install the Windows Subsystem for Linux, you will be prompted to create a UNIX username and password.
This UNIX username and password can be different from, and has no relationship to, your Windows username and password. Learn more about your UNIX account..
After installation your Linux distribution will be located at: