How To Install Kali Linux WSL on Windows

1 min readMay 27, 2024


In this article I provide tips on how to install WSL linux times properly and correctly.

WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux is an abstraction layer that allows running linux environments directly on Windows. WSL was first released in 2016. WSL 2 is the current version and provides performance improvements and other enhancements to improve system performance

For this to work, ensure that your system meets the following requirements:

*Virtualization needs to be enabled on your BIOS.
*Must be running x64 system Version 1903 or higher, with Build 18362 or higher.

Here are the following steps :

  1. open powershell (run as administrator)
  2. dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart
  3. wsl — update
  4. optionalfeatures.exe (enable fitur Windows Subsystem For Linux) and restart
  5. run again powershell (run as administrator)
  6. wsl — install -d kali-linux

note: if the Windows Subsystem for Linux status is enabled you need to uncheck then select dont restart then check again and restart your device then continue to uninstall kali linux and reinstall.

Thank you