windows-10 Install Bash under Windows 10


This Documentation is a small summary of the offical one


  1. Your PC must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update build 14393 or later

    To find your PC's CPU architecture and Windows version/build number, open Settings>System>About. Look for the OS Build and System Type fields.

  2. Turn-on Developer Mode

    • Open Settings -> Update and Security -> For developers
    • Select the Developer Mode radio button
  3. Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature (GUI or command-line

    • From Start, search for "Turn Windows features on or off"
      • Select Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta)
      • Click OK
    • OR Open a PowerShell prompt as administrator and run: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
  4. Restart your computer

Install Bash on Windows

Open a command prompt and run bash

After you have accepted the License, the Ubuntu user-mode image will be downloaded and a "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" shortcut will be added to your start menu.

After installation your Linux distribution will be located at: %localappdata%\lxss\

Run Bash on Windows

To run bash just like in the other step

Open a command prompt and run bash

Or use the "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" shortcut

The first time you install Bash on Windows, you will be prompted to create a UNIX username and password.

Credits to the official link!