In this little article, I will show you how to set up your Windows to get Linux natively. And only in 7 steps  !

In 7 steps only

  1. Check your version of Windows 10, you need the 14316 build or earlier (= version 1607)

For this go to :
open Windows Start menu -> settings -> system -> about

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  1. Activate the developer mode:

open Windows Start Menu -> Settings -> Update & security -> For developers -> switch on “Developer mode”

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  1. Install Linux system under Windows

Right click on Windows Start Menu -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> check “Windows Subsytem for Linux (Beta)” then “OK”

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  1. Restart
  2. Type “Bash” in Start Menu. A bash command will appear, click on it to download and install Ubuntu (after accepting Canonical Licence) from the Windows Store.

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  1. If you type again “Bash” in your Start Menu, you will finally see “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” desktop appUbuntu_bash_inside_Windows.PNG
  2. Enjoy

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For any troubleshooting, bug, broken system, you can simply reinstall Lxss on your Windows:

In a Command Prompt (as administrator)
Execute : “C:\WINDOWS\system32>LxRun.exe /uninstall”

And: “C:\WINDOWS\system32>LxRun.exe /install”

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