How to Reboot WSL In Windows 11

How to Reboot WSL In Windows 11

In this tutorial, we are going to show you the steps to reboot WSL in Windows 11. These steps are also applicable to Windows 10.

How to Reboot WSL In Windows 11

To reboot the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and type “PowerShell”.
  2. Right-click on “Windows PowerShell” and select “Run as administrator”.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --shutdown

This will shut down all WSL instances in your Windows 11.

  1. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --install

This will install WSL on your Windows 11.

  1. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --set-default-version 2

This will set WSL 2 as the default version in Windows 11

  1. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --update

This will update the WSL distribution packages in Windows 11

  1. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --import <DistributionName> <InstallLocation> <BackupFile>

This will import the distribution from the backup file. Replace <DistributionName> with the name of your distribution, <InstallLocation> with the path to where you want to install the distribution, and <BackupFile> with the path to the backup file.

  1. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --list --all

This will list all available distributions.

  1. Type the following command and press Enter:
wsl --set-default <DistributionName>

This will set the specified distribution as the default. Replace <DistributionName> with the name of your distribution.

After following these steps, WSL should be rebooted and ready to use.

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