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Windows Subsystem Linux 2 (WSL) - Up and Running

Now that Windows Subsystem Linux has finally arrived I think it’s time to refresh my notes on it from the last post I did back at the end of 2018.

Install terminal

Run terminal as admin

1dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart


1dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all /norestart


Set WSL 2 as default

1wsl --set-default-version 2

Install Ubuntu

1# see what version of WSL is running
2wsl -l -v

Set the version of WSL

1wsl --set-version Ubuntu 2
2# set it to default with
3wsl --set-default-version 2

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