You can now install Ubuntu easily using Windows 10 Hyper-V manager

Reading time icon 1 min. read

Readers help support MSpoweruser. We may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tooltip Icon

Read our disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser sustain the editorial team Read more

Microsoft has been working hard on making sure developers have all the tools they need for development. The company allowed users to install different flavours of Linux using Windows Subsystem for Linux. Now the company has made another change which should help developers install Ubuntu which is one of the most popular OS based on Linux.

Now Windows 10 users can use Hyper-V manager to install Ubuntu easily on their Windows 10 device. Microsoft is now offering users an easy way to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or 19.04. To install, head to Start and search for Hyper-V Manager. Once you open it, look for your device name on the left side and right click on it. Now, click on Quick Create and you will get an option to select the Ubuntu version. Just follow the steps to install it on your system.

If you’re not seeing Hyper-V Manager then search for “Turn Windows features on or off” and open it. Once done, search for Hyper-V and Windows Subsystem for Linux and check both of them. Now click on Okay and let Windows download necessary files. Reboot the PC once done and follow the steps above to install Ubuntu on your system.

Via: WindowsUnited

More about the topics: hyper-v, microsoft, Ubuntu, windows 10