WSL 1 to WSL 2 Upgrade

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  1. Posts : 5
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    WSL 1 to WSL 2 Upgrade


    Been using Windows Subsytem for Linux for some time. How do I get it upgrade to WSL 2.
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  2. swarfega's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome.

    It wont be released until June and should be in the store like the others then.

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/comma...ouncing-wsl-2/
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there
    @stevehendo34

    To get it quicker you could also use one of the insider builds via UUPDUMP -- the latest 18895 build (20H1) has definite improvements to WSL -- however do backup existing system first and remember that the preview releases might well have defects that may cause your system not to work always as expected !!! -- Unless though you have really exotic hardware or do a mega mount of tinkering these builds usually are quite functional for a development / test system --I wouldn't rely on them if you need a reliable computer for normal daily use though !!!

    You could also install these builds as Virtual machines if you have a decent enough main computer of course.

    Cheers
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  4. Posts : 5
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    I talked to Microsoft Support last night and she said it will update to WSL2 in the May 21st Windows update automatically.
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  5. swarfega's Avatar
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    nice, thanks for the update.
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    stevehendo34 said:
    I talked to Microsoft Support last night and she said it will update to WSL2 in the May 21st Windows update automatically.
    Question..... that date, the 21st, she mentioned. Was that an indication from her, a Microsoft employee, that the 21st was, in fact, the unannounced official release date? I'm speculating here, but that is curious she would say that.
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  7. swarfega's Avatar
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    It might be when its available for insiders and forgot to mention that important part.
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    swarfega said:
    It might be when its available for insiders and forgot to mention that important part.
    I know close to squat about Linux, but is this what it is? Scroll down a bit here till you find this.

    What is new for Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903

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    Or just install Cygwin. It's free. And it's WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than WSL.
    The latter is missing so much of Linux that I gave it up. It has a long way to go.

    Meanwhile Cygwin has over 25 years of maturity under its belt.
    You'd swear you were running a Linux system.
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  10. swarfega's Avatar
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    f14tomcat said:
    I know close to squat about Linux, but is this what it is? Scroll down a bit here till you find this.

    What is new for Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903

    WSL 1 to WSL 2 Upgrade-2019-05-14_07h49_32.png
    nah that doesn't mention WSL 2. its a big update to WSL.

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/comma...ouncing-wsl-2/
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