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How to Install and Update Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (Premium)

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Though this process will be streamlined in the future, installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 today requires multiple steps. Here are the steps I’ve used, multiple times, to make sure this goes as efficiently as possible.

Note: These instructions are an excerpt from the Windows 10 Field Guide, which is now being updated for Windows 10 version 2004/20H2. They will be included in a coming update to the book.

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