How to Install WSL and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Windows 10

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Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10 (Contact CPH IT Support for assistance with this)

  1. Open PowerShell as an administrator
  2. Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
  3. Restart the computer when prompted.

Install Ubuntu 18.04 (Requires WSL)

  1. Open the Microsoft Store (search for "store" from the start menu)
  2. Search the store for "Ubuntu 18.04"
  3. Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (it is not necessary to sign in to the store)
  4. Launch Ubuntu 18.04
  5. Enter a username. This will create a local user account and you will be automatically logged in to Ubuntu 18.04 as this user.
  6. Enter a password for the user and enter a second time to confirm.
  7. Update all Ubuntu 18.04 software packages with sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Please refer to for additional information. It is strongly recommended that you periodically run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y to update all Ubuntu 18.04 software packages.