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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 11

How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 11

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions and is widely used for various purposes like web development, data analysis, and machine learning. If you are a Windows 11 user and want to install Ubuntu, you can easily do so using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of installing Ubuntu on Windows 11.

Prerequisites

Before we begin, make sure that your system meets the following requirements:

  • A 64-bit version of Windows 11
  • An active internet connection
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • 15GB of free storage

Enable Windows Subsystem for Linux

The first step is to enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature on your Windows 11 system. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and search for "Windows features".

  2. Select "Turn Windows features on or off" from the search results.

  3. Scroll down and locate "Windows Subsystem for Linux".

  4. Check the box next to it and click "OK".

  5. Restart your computer when prompted.

Install Ubuntu on Windows 11

Once you have enabled the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature, you can install Ubuntu on your Windows 11 system by following these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store and search for "Ubuntu".

  2. Select "Ubuntu" from the search results and click "Get".

  3. Once the installation is complete, launch Ubuntu from the Start menu.

  4. The first time you launch Ubuntu, it will take some time to set up. Wait for the installation to complete.

  5. After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to create a new user account and password. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ubuntu on your Windows 11 system.

Using Ubuntu on Windows 11

Now that you have installed Ubuntu on your Windows 11 system, you can use it to run Linux commands and applications. To launch Ubuntu, simply open the Start menu and select "Ubuntu".

You can also use the Windows Terminal to launch Ubuntu. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and search for "Windows Terminal".

  2. Select "Windows Terminal" from the search results.

  3. In the Windows Terminal, click on the down arrow next to the "+" sign and select "Ubuntu".

  4. Ubuntu will launch in a new tab in the Windows Terminal.

In this article, we have shown you how to install Ubuntu on Windows 11 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux. With Ubuntu installed, you can run Linux commands and applications on your Windows 11 system. We hope this guide was helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.

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