How to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Windows 10

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Mel Khamlichi
Mel Khamlichihttp://www.osradar.com
Founder of Osradar, from Amsterdam Netherlands

Hi, how are you? Ubuntu 20.04 arrived on April 23rd of this year. In effect, this is a Long Term Support version, so it will be maintained by Canonical for the next 05 years. On the other hand, it has the name Focal Fossa. In addition, the system comes with many new features and improvements to optimize system performance. But the most important thing is that you can not only install it in a classic way but also within Windows 10 thanks to Windows Subsystem for Linux. So in this post, we will see how to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Windows 10.

Prerequisite. Enable WSL.

As mentioned above, it is necessary to enable WSL in order to enjoy Ubuntu within Windows. Well, this is a tool that allows you to install environments that look and behave like Linux within Windows. To know how to enable it, please check our post about Bash on Windows 10. Alternatively, it is also possible to enable this feature using Power Shell. With this in mind, press the Win+X combination and run PowerShell with administrator privileges.

Run a PowerShell as an administrator
Run a PowerShell as an administrator

Then execute the following command:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux 
Enable WSL using PowerShell

Press enter and wait a few moments while the feature is enabled. Press Yes, to reboot the system and complete the operation.

Reboot the system to complete the installation

Download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from the Microsoft Store

Once the system is restarted, we are ready to download Ubuntu 20.04 from the Microsoft store. It arrived at the store in July 2017 as well as other districts such as Fedora or SUSE. It arrived at the store in July 2017 as well as other districts such as Fedora or SUSE. This allows you to run an Ubuntu console from Windows. Consequently, you have tools like git, ssh, apt, and bash. However, this distribution is constantly being updated and is currently at version 20.04. Also, this version is already available in the Microsoft Store. You will be immediately redirected to the Microsoft Store. Please press Get and wait a few moments while the app is downloading.

Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Windows 10
Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Windows 10

Once downloaded, just look for the tile in the home menu. Or alternatively, open a CMD and type ubuntu2004.

The first time you launch the app, the installation will begin. But don’t worry, this will only be the first time. You also have to set up the username and password. To find out how to do this, see our guide

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS running on Windows 10.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS running on Windows 10.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, we have seen how to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in Windows 10. From now on, you can enjoy the features of Linux without leaving Windows. All right, that’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post. See you later!

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