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Microsoft Will Update the Linux Kernel in Windows 10 Using Windows UpdateAuthor: Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa, Microsoft News Editor)
Windows 10 version 2004 is just around the corner and one of the highlights in this release is the debut of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2).
The feature that allows users to run Linux on top of Windows 10 is thus reaching the second generation, and one major change concerns the way the Linux kernel is updated in Microsoft’s operating system.
Beginning with this release, the Linux kernel is no longer part of the Windows OS image, so it’ll be updated just like Microsoft updates drivers on a Windows 10 machine: using Windows Update.
The Linux kernel will be updated automatically, but users can also check for new versions manually in Windows Update.
“Inside of the initial release of Windows 10, version 2004, and in the latest Windows Insiders slow ring preview build you will temporarily need to manually install the Linux kernel, and will receive an update in a few months that will add automatic install and servicing capabilities. We made this change now and will... (read more)
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