Install Ubuntu in Windows 10

If you are part of developers that like work in Ubuntu but don’t want to make dual boot of your laptop, you have an alternative solution to install Ubuntu. The only thing “Linux” that’s installed by default is the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Before we go to install the Linux subsystem on top of our Windows 10, make sure that you are running on Windows 10 64 bit with anniversary update (1607+)

You can check it

Settings > System > About

or you can type winver in windows search bar


If your are early windows 10 version or not higher than >1607 please update your windows 10 to get more feauture and benefit, you can update your Windows using Windows 10 Update Assistant can be downloaded here


Make your Windows as Developer Mode

Open Settings -> Update and Security -> For developers> Select the Developer Mode radio button

It will show you about warn being Developer Mode and click Yes

After the necessary components install, you’ll need to restart your computer. Once your laptop or computer reboots type in windows search bar feature (to open windows feature on or off)


Check the Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta) option it will take several minutes.

And you need to restart the System because Linux will be run on top of Windows Subsystem

Once the reboot complete you gan go Windows Store and type Ubuntu

Choose kind of distro that you want, but I prefer Ubuntu then click Get button to install Ubuntu on WSL (Windows Subsystem Linux)


In the next journey,  I will tell about how powerful is Ubuntu that run on WSL, that I can run my Nodejs stuff or Rails app from ubuntu and live reload on Windows 10. So please keep calm 😉

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