How to Install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10

Windows 10 is a famous and widely used operating system for various purposes. However, most programmers and Linux users give priority to Ubuntu over Windows 10. Moreover, Ubuntu is a very efficient operating system that provides several open-source cross platform programs to its users. It can be installed alone as an operating system or on the virtual machine.

Windows 10 supports a Windows Subsystem for Linux to get various Linux distributions on Windows 10. This writeup provides a detailed guide to install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10 (WSL). This guide serves the following learning outcomes:

  • How to enable WSL feature on Windows 10
  • How to install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10 WSL

How to install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10

To get Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10, you need to enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature on Windows 10 and then you have to install Ubuntu 22.04 from the Microsoft’s store. Let’s follow the given process one by one.

How to enable WSL feature on Windows 10

The WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) is the Windows based feature to run Linux binaries on Windows. The following steps lead you to enable WSL on Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Windows control panel

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First of all, search the control panel and open it on your computer system.

The control panel is now open.

Step 2: Open the programs

From Control Panel, open the ‘Programs’.

The following interface will be opened.

Step 3: Select the features

In the programs, ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ for feature selection.

Choose ‘Windows Subsystem for Linux’ in the following window.To enable the WSL, mark the checkbox and click on ‘OK’.

It will enable the WSL.

After WSL is enabled, the restart window will appear. To restart the computer system, click on the Restart Now button.

You are able to install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows Subsystem for Linux.

How to install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10 WSL

Now a user can install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10 WSL after enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). The following steps are followed to get Ubuntu 22.04 using Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Microsoft store

First, search the Microsoft store in the window’s search bar.

Step 2: Install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

When the Microsoft store is open, search Ubuntu in the search bar.

To Install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10, click the ‘Get’ button. It will start downloading.

The downloading will take time. After completion, you will be able to launch Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 3: Launch Ubuntu 22.04

Open Microsoft Store and search for Ubuntu 22.04. Click on “Open” to launch.

In the terminal, set the username and password and then press Enter.

After adding the credentials successfully, the new interface will appear as follows.

Ubuntu terminal is open and ready to use.

Here you go! you can now run commands inside the terminal.

Conclusion

Ubuntu 22.04 can be installed on Windows 10 by using the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature of Windows 10. Ubuntu is a very efficient operating system that provides several open-source cross platform programs to its users. This complete guide illustrates how to install Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10 from Microsoft store. You must enable the WSL feature to get Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 10 WSL.