How to install Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10

How to install Ubuntu Bash on  Windows 10



-Make sure you are running Powershell as an administrator.

-In Powershell run the following item:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

-Some required software will be downloaded.

-Please  note there is no Linux operating system installed yet

-Once the download has completed it will ask if you want to reboot now or later.

Ie “Y” for now or  “N” for later.

-Once the computer has been rebooted, open the command  prompt or Powershell  and type “bash”

-You will informed there is no Linux Operating system installed.



Windows Subsystem for Linux has no installed distributions.

Distributions can be installed by visiting the Microsoft Store:

Press any key to continue...


-Go to,, wls store, and download and install Ubuntu from the selection.

-Once installed it will provide a prompt to  “Launch” or “Pin to Start”. Select “Launch”

-Watch the screen (it will  display installing  wait for a few minutes)



-Once completed, you will see the following :


Installing, this may take a few minutes...

Please create a default UNIX user account. The username does not need to match your Windows username.

For more information visit:

Enter new UNIX username:


-Follow the prompt by creating a  username and password.


-Next, the following  will displayed:


Installation successful!

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".

See "man sudo_root" for details.


-To update  Ubuntu :

sudo apt-get update

(I will ask for the password for your username)

-To upgrade the Ubuntu packages:

Sudo apt-get upgrade


Once everything has completed, you can  exit at any time by typing “exit”



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