While installing Ubuntu app on Windows, I'm encountering this error:

Installing, this may take a few minutes...
WslRegisterDistribution failed with error: 0x80080005
Error: 0x80080005 Server execution failed

How do I install Ubuntu app successfully on Windows?

  • Open command prompt and run: bash and then sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade then press Ctrl+D and then exit. Restart the Ubuntu app. Let me know if it works – Kulfy May 11 at 10:59
  • Upgrade Windows 10 version. It is fixed in newer versions. – Biswapriyo May 11 at 13:08

Try restarting the manager for the linux subsystem by opening command prompt as admin (cmd) and running:

sc stop LxssManager
sc start LxssManager

and then query it to make sure the state is 4, RUNNING.

sc query LxssManager

Now try to open the Ubuntu app again, if it gives a different error this time, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

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