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Enabling and Installing WSL in windows 10 (2020 guide)


I've decided to make this a video tutorial.

below are the things I use in the video to enable and install WSL in powershell.

  1. Open up powershell with admin privileges
  2. dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart
  3. dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all /norestart
  4. https://wslstorestorage.blob.core.windows.net/wslblob/wsl_update_x64.msi download and install this (its a kernel update for wsl2).
  5. reboot machine
  6. open power shell again with admin privileges, and enter the following: wsl --set-default-version 2, once excecuted you can close powershell.

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