How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?

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How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?
How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?

How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10? Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 works natively — there is no emulator, virtual machine, or anything of that sort. Microsoft and Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) collaborated to bring a version of Bash that runs in the new subsystem alongside Windows applications. But don’t get confused, this isn’t Linux on Windows either, it’s just a tool that allows you to run the same commands as if you were using a Linux computer.

Prerequisites

  • Windows 10 Version 1607 or later
  • System type must be 64-bit

Turn on Developer mode

#1: Open Settings > Update and Security > For developers

How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?
How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?

#2: Select the Developer Mode radio button

#3: Click Yes in popup

Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Via “Turn Windows features on or off”

#1: Open Control Panel and Click on Programs

#2: Click on Turn Windows features on or off

#3: Check the Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta) option.

How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?
How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?

#4: Click OK and Restart system to complete the task.

Via PowerShell

#1: Open PowerShell as Administrator and run command:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

#2: Restart your computer when prompted

Download components for Linux

#1: Open Command Prompt and run bash or Simply search for bash.exe

#2: Enter Y to download components

#3: Create an UNIX user

How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?
How to Activate Ubuntu Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?

Open Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

Simply search for “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” and it will appear. Now, you can run many Linux tools in Windows, except for any graphical tool.

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