After installing the Windows Anniversary Update, search for “Developer Mode”:
Select “Developer Mode”:
Accept the dialog:
Then search for “Windows Features”:
Select “Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta)”:
It will then ask you to reboot:
Reboot, then run
cmd.exe, then type
bash. Accept the license. It will download and install:
This took about 5 minutes to complete on my machine. You’ll have to select a username and password too.
As the blog says: “will first become available in Windows 10 “Insiders” builds after the Build conference”.
The Build conference doesn’t end until tomorrow (Apr. 1, 2016), so it’s not out yet.
Once it’s out: “Developers will be able to download the Bash shell from the Windows Store.”
The Bash is available since Build 14316
Run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows: In this build, you can natively run Bash in Windows as announced last week at Build 2016. To
do this, you first need to turn on Developer Mode via Settings >
Update & security > For developers.
Microsoft explained all steps in detail in this blog post.