Linux: How to run BASH shell on Windows 10 – The Visual Guide
We all love the linux BASH interface, but were you aware that Windows 10 could offer BASH?
Step 1 – Windows 10 Anniversary Build 14393.
Check that you’re running the Anniversary Build 14393.
Search for “about your pc”- look for build version 14393
Home > Windows Settings
Step 2 – Settings > Update & Security
Turn on Developer options > RESTART
Step 3 – Turn Windows Features On
Search “Windows Features” > look for Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) > tick this option
Wait a long time…..
RESTART (2nd time)
Step 4 – Run BASH
Open a cmd prompt
Type “BASH” and “Y” (for yes)
Wait a long time….
The first time you run Bash you will be asked for a totally separate login id – so I used Root.
Note this ID will appear in your BASH screen, so if anyone will see it – please keep it polite.
Step 5 – Linux Commands to monitor system performance