Install and run Linux on Windows 10

Step 1: Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux Before installing any Linux distros for WSL, you must ensure that the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” optional feature is enabled: 1. Open PowerShell as Administrator and run: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux 2. Restart your computer when prompted. Step 2: Install your Linux Distribution of Choice To download