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Fix Windows 10 Build 15046 for PC Install Hangs

Microsoft is now rolling out released build 15046 for PC to Insiders in the Fast ring. As part of this release, there’s a known issue that will affect a small percentage of users. Knowing this, we wanted to document the issue and share the workaround you may perform if you encounter this issue during the 15046 install. Please read below for details and further steps.

During the 15046 install, your PC may “hang” and become unresponsive at the Windows boot logo screen. During the start of the install, one of the required processes may initialize but not complete or timeout, thus causing the “hang”.

Workaround Steps

  1. Manually reboot your PC if it “hangs” at the boot logo during the first attempt to install build 15046
  2. Allow your PC to successfully roll back to your previous OS build
  3. Log into your PC and open a Command Prompt (Admin) window:Click Start
    Type Command Prompt
    Right-click Command Prompt (desktop app) in the results listSelect Run as Administrator
    Click Yes to confirm
  4. One line at a time, paste these commands into the command prompt window.  Press enter after each line:reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\setup\upgrade\nsimigrationroot /fnetsh int ipv6 set locality state=disablereg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nsi\{eb004a01-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\28 /f
  5. Close the Command prompt window
  6. Reboot your PC
  7. Re-scan for updates and re-attempt the install

Completing these steps will allow you to proceed and install build 15046 as expected.

Update: With the release of build 15046 today, some users are now reporting error 80070228 while trying to download the new build. Microsoft acknowledges the problem and investigating this issue.

More fixes here.

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Fix Windows 10 Build 15042 for PC Install Hangs

Microsoft is now rolling out released build 15042 for PC to Insiders in the Fast ring. As part of this release, there’s a known issue that will affect a small percentage of users.  Knowing this, we wanted to document the issue and share the workaround you may perform if you encounter this issue during the 15042 install.  Please read below for details and further steps.

During the 15042 install, your PC may “hang” and become unresponsive at the Windows boot logo screen. During the start of the install, one of the required processes may initialize but not complete or timeout, thus causing the “hang”.

Workaround Steps

  1. Manually reboot your PC if it “hangs” at the boot logo during the first attempt to install build 15042
  2. Allow your PC to successfully roll back to your previous OS build
  3. Log into your PC and open a Command Prompt (Admin) window:Click Start
    Type Command Prompt
    Right-click Command Prompt (desktop app) in the results listSelect Run as Administrator
    Click Yes to confirm
  4. One line at a time, paste these commands into the command prompt window.  Press enter after each line:reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\setup\upgrade\nsimigrationroot /fnetsh int ipv6 set locality state=disablereg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nsi\{eb004a01-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\28 /f
  5. Close the Command prompt window
  6. Reboot your PC
  7. Re-scan for updates and re-attempt the install

Completing these steps will allow you to proceed and install build 15042 as expected.

More fixes here.

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How to get Jio Prime membership and Jio Rs 99 and Rs 303 Plans

Reliance Jio has launched a new Jio Prime subscription plan in India. With the latest Jio Rs. 303 Plan, reliance will continue the unlimited calling, internet data, and other services at a nominal price.

Reliance also announced that Jio will soon set up a process to monitor and match the best-selling data offers by rival operators. Not only does Jio plan to match the offer, but also give 20 percent more data.

Let’s check out how you can opt for latest Jio Prime membership and Jio Rs. 303 offer.

What is Jio Prime offer?

Reliance Jio Prime plan extends the unlimited services another year. You will now able to continue the unlimited calling, internet data, and other services at a nominal price.

How to get Jio Prime Membership?

To join Jio Prime Membership, open your MyJio app and subscribe to the membership. You can register for Jio Prime membership from 1st March to 31st March 2017.

Jio users who join the Jio network on or before 31st March this year will also be eligible for Jio Prime membership.

Jio Prime Plan Rs. 99 and Rs. 303 details

The Jio Prime membership will charge you Rs. 99 per year. That means you have to pay only once to get Jio Prime membership for a year.

Jio Prime members need to pay Rs. 303 per month, to avail free unlimited Jio services. You have to recharge via Jio Online Recharge portal or MyJio app. You can go to Jio stores for offline recharge option.

What are Jio Prime Membership Benefits?

  • Unlimited voice calling, internet data, unlimited SMS, and other services.
  • 1GB 4G data per day. Post data usage, speed will reduce to 128kbps (daily).
  • Unlimited data between 2 am to 5 am.
  • All Jio premium apps free for 1 year.

What if you do not sign up for Jio Prime?

Users without Jio Prime membership will be ported to a Jio postpaid or prepaid plan and will have to pay for data and other services. However, the voice calls (including on roaming) will remain free with every plan.

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Download Free Windows 10 ISO 64 bit or 32 bit Officially

Update: Official free Windows 10 Creators Update ISO files are now available for download from the Microsoft website. Follow our guide and download Windows 10 version 1703. However, if you want to upgrade to Creators Update without losing any files, you will require Windows 10 Update Assistant tool. Get it from here.

Original Story: If you’re looking for official free Windows ISO for fresh installation or recovery, you can now download free Windows 10 ISO images (64 bit or 32 bit) from Microsoft’s official server. Currently, Microsoft is offering a direct link or Media Creation Tool (MCT) for ISO images.

Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool allows users to download Windows setup files or ISO image accordingly to their preference. However, everything is done in the background, and you don’t have control over the download process. Also, you cannot use third party download manager to pause and resume downloads. As a result, it could turn into a painful experience, if your internet connection is unreliable.

Today, we’ll cover both options for Windows 10 ISO downloads. First, we check out how to download ISO from Microsoft website directly. Then, we’ll show you how to download ISO with Media Creation Tool.

Direct link

Let’s talk about direct download links. Microsoft Tech Bench website is offering ISO images for retailers and service providers to provide support for those upgrading to Windows 10, data migration services to help people move files from old PCs to new PCs. As the web page is public, everybody can use the Windows 10 Tech Bench Upgrade Program web page to generate download links directly.

Note that Windows 7/8/10 users may only see Media Creation Tool download page and no direct links to disk images. However, opening the link on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS or any Linux will work. You can also try any mobile phone and it’ll not redirect.

Check out below for a workaround to download ISO from Microsoft website directly.

How to Download free Windows 10 ISO 64 bit or 32 bit

<1> First, to download Windows ISO images from Microsoft’s Tech Bench website. Copy and paste the below link in the Google Chrome.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO/

<2> However, the page will offer you Media Creation Tool download, which we don’t require. Now press the F12 key to enable Chrome Developer Tools and click on the small mobile phone icon to enable the Device Mode on.

Enable Device Mode in Google Chrome
Enable Device Mode in Google Chrome

<3> Press F5 on your keyboard and now you see Official Download Windows 10 ISO page.

Device Mode Enabled in Google Chrome
Device Mode Enabled in Google Chrome

<4> From here, select the Windows edition you want to download and click the ‘Confirm‘ button. Note – the official image contains both Windows 10 Home and Professional versions. You will get the option to select the edition when installing the OS.

Windows 10 ISO editions
Windows 10 edition selection

<5> Select the language and click the ‘Confirm‘ button.

Windows 10 ISO language selection
Product language selection

<6> From here, choose your desired Windows 10 in 32 bit or 64 bit edition and click download.

Windows 10 ISO 64-bit or 32-bit download
Download Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit

The download will start and the link will remain active for 24 hours from the time of creation. Now you can create bootable USB stick or DVD for fresh installation. Check out our guide – how to create a Windows bootable USB/DVD drive with free Rufus software.

You can also try the same workaround to download free Windows 10 Creators Update ISO (32-bit or 64-bit) (Windows 10 version 1703) images using Internet Explorer web browser. Press F12 key and click on Emulation tab and select “Windows Phone” from “Browser Profile” drop-down box. Now open the URL link and download the file.

Note – You will require a product key to activate Windows.

Download Windows 10 ISO


Download Windows 10 ISO With The Media Creation Tool

Download the Media Creation Tool and run it. Accept the license agreement and select “create installation media for another PC.” Now click Next.

Now select the language, edition and architecture type. Note that the Windows 10 Edition includes both Home and Pro versions, so if you also choose Both in the Architecture menu you’ll get an all in one ISO image with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 Home and Pro on the disk. Click Next when done.

Select “ISO file” to download and click Next. The file will then start to download. Now create a bootable disk and install Windows.

How to Create Bootable Windows USB drive

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update

Download Windows 10 Creators Update

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Fix nvlddmkm.sys blue screen error on Windows 10

With the release of Windows 10, many users reported nvlddmkm.sys bsod error on Windows 10. The VIDEO-TDR-FAILURE (nvlddmkm.sys) blue screen error appears once your Nvidia graphic driver fails because of overload.

We have posted a workaround to fix this error. Follow the steps below.

How to fix nvlddmkm.sys BSOD on Windows 10:

1) From the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power >Restart.

2) After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.

3) After your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode.

4) Go to Device Manager> Display adapters and select your NVIDIA graphics driver.

5) Right click on your NVIDIA graphics driver and click Uninstall. When prompted to confirm the uninstall, check Delete the driver software for this device option. Then press OK.

Delete the driver software for this device
Delete the driver software for this device

6) Now download the latest version of your NVIDIA graphics driver and install them. After the successful installation, reboot your computer.

7) Now go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and search for file name nvlddmkm.sys. Right click to Rename it as nvlddmkm.sys.old. Click Yes on the warning message.

Rename it as nvlddmkm.sys.old

8) Now go to NVIDIA directory (usually in C:\Nvidia or C:\drvvganVidia) and find the file nvlddmkm.sy_ file and Paste it to in C:\ drive.

9) Press Windows key + X and click Command Prompt (Admin).

Command Prompt (Admin)
Command Prompt as Admin

10) This will open Command Prompt window (CMD). Now type in the following commands:

Command Prompt window (CMD)

Type

CD C:\

press ENTER

Now type

expand.exe nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys

press ENTER

11) Go to C:\ drive again and copy nvlddmkm.sys and paste it into the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers folder.

12) Finally, reboot your computer again and check if the error is fixed or not.

Hopefully, this workaround will work for you. Also, avoid drivers from Windows Update. You can disable or block driver downloads from Windows Update. Read here for more details. Download the latest Nvidia graphic drivers from the link below.

Download latest Nvidia Graphic Drivers

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Fix Windows 10 build 15019 download stuck at 0% and other issues

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update Insider preview build 15019 for PC is now available for Fast Ring Insiders. However, many Insiders are now reporting issues with the latest insider build.

Insiders are reporting issues like error 0xC1900401, Windows Update build 15019 hung at “Initializing…” or download stuck at 0%. Also, users are facing no audio, high CPU/disk usage, and Edge crash issues after installing Windows 10 Insider build 15019. We have posted some workarounds for these issues.

Fix Windows 10 Insider build 15019 do not show up:

  1. Open Settings> Update & security>Windows Insider Program.
  2. Click the Stop Receiving Insider Builds button.
  3. Click the Need to stop getting Insider builds completely? link.
  4. Click Confirm.
  5. Click Restart Now.
  6. Once your computer restarts, open Open Settings> Update & security>Windows Insider Program.
  7. Click the Join the Insider Program button.
  8. Click Restart Now.
  9. After your computer reboots, open Settings> Update & security> Windows Update.
  10. Click the Check for updates button to force the download of the new build.

Error 0xC1900401 or “build not yet available”

When trying to download Windows Insider build 15019, you may see an error such as 0xC1900401, or a note that the build is not yet available for your device.

According to the Windows Insider team, there was a minor problem in the publishing pipeline. No manual efforts are required by Insiders. Insiders may scan for updates occasionally and as the update for your particular country/region is published, you will be able to download accordingly.

PC scans and Finds 15019 but appears to hang on “Initializing…”

Your PC scans and finds build 15019, but it appears to hang on “Initializing…” and doesn’t appear to begin downloading the build. Try below-posted workaround.

  • Click the Start button
  • Type services and launch the Services panel
  • Scroll to Windows Update
  • Right-click and select Stop
  • Restart your PC
  • Re-check for updates
  • The update should proceed as expected

You can also repeat this process with the Delivery Optimization service(below). If stopping the WU service doesn’t bypass the issue on the first attempt, please re-try and stop this additional service.

Fix Windows 10 Insider build 15019 download stuck at 0% issue:

If you fail to download Windows 10 build 15019 or your download stuck at 0% or at 95%, try the below-posted workaround.

  1. Click Start
  2. Type Services
  3. Open Services panel
  4. Scroll down to Delivery Optimization
  5. Right-click it, select Properties
  6. Change startup type to Manual
  7. Reboot PC
  8. Scan for updates (and see if the download progresses)

Go back in afterward and change the startup to “Automatic (Delayed Start)”

Fix Other Windows 10 Insider build issues:

Some users may hit a bug that has several possible symptoms. Each of these issues are caused by the same bug:

  • No audio
  • Continuous high CPU/disk usage.
  • Edge crashes when opening Settings inside the app.
Workaround:

To bypass this bug, please complete the following either the Quick OR Manual steps:

Quick steps:
  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Paste the following:

Rmdir /s %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Spectrum\PersistedSpatialAnchors

Shutdown /r

Manual steps:
  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Navigate to this folder:c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Spectrum
  3. Select the “PersistedSpatialAnchors” folder and click Delete
  4. Reboot the PC

No Audio Issue in Windows 10 Insider Build 15007

If you encounter a message saying “files are in use” while trying to delete the folder, reboot your PC and try again. You only need to complete these steps one time and the issue will be resolved.

Pause or Stop Insider Preview builds

If you want to skip build 15019, can pause Insider Preview builds by going to Settings > Updates & security > Windows Insider Program, clicking on “Stop Insider Preview builds”, and choosing “Pause updates for a bit”.

What’s new in Windows 10 PC build 15019

Known Issues with Insider preview build 15019

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How to enable Game Mode in Windows 10

Game Mode is a new Windows 10 feature that Microsoft is introducing with Creators Update. The new Game Mode feature will provide better gaming experience by increasing overall and average framerate.

Additionally, Gaming now has its own section in system settings. The new Gaming section allows users to change different settings like Game Bar, Broadcasting, DVR and Game Mode. Once Game Mode is enabled, the system will prioritize the CPU and GPU resources to games for better performance.

How to enable Game Mode in Windows 10

  • Go to System Settings.

  • Gaming> Game Mode now turn it On.

  • Now while playing game press Windows + G, this will open Game Bar. Now select Settings.

New Game Bar settings Windows 10

  • Finally, select option ‘Use Game Mode for this game.’ The Game Mode is now enabled for your game.

Now you can enjoy better framerate and performance for your games. However, currently, not all games are supported yet. This new feature is currently available for Windows insiders with build 15019.

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Fix Windows 10 build 15014 download stuck at 0% and other issues

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update Insider preview build 15014 and Mobile build 10.0.15014.1000 for Fast Ring Insiders. However, many Insiders are now reporting issues with the latest insider build.

Some Insiders fail to download Windows 10 build 15014 and their download stuck at 0%, also, users are facing no audio, high CPU/disk usage, and Edge crash issues after installing Windows 10 Insider build 15014. Check out below posted workarounds.

Fix Windows 10 Insider build 15014 do not show up:

Fix 1: As a quick review, please check the following on your machine:
– Is your ring set to Insider Fast?
– Is your MSA connected/registered?
– Does your machine say “You’re all set to get Insider Preview builds”?
– Are you running an approved language?

Some users have also noted that changing from Fast ring to Slow ring, rebooting, and then switching back to the Fast ring has allowed them to receive the build. You may also try this step. May take ~30 minutes to receive a build notification after a ring change.

Fix 2:
  1. Open Settings> Update & security>Windows Insider Program.
  2. Click the Stop Receiving Insider Builds button.
  3. Click the Need to stop getting Insider builds completely? link.
  4. Click Confirm.
  5. Click Restart Now.
  6. Once your computer restarts, open Open Settings> Update & security>Windows Insider Program.
  7. Click the Join the Insider Program button.
  8. Click Restart Now.
  9. After your computer reboots, open Settings> Update & security> Windows Update.
  10. Click the Check for updates button to force the download of the new build.

Fix Windows 10 Insider build 15014 download stuck at 0% issue:

If you fail to download Windows 10 build 15014 or your download stuck at 0% or at 95%, try below posted fix.

  1. Click Start
  2. Type Services
  3. Open Services panel
  4. Scroll down to Delivery Optimization
  5. Right-click it, select Properties
  6. Change startup type to Manual
  7. Reboot PC
  8. Scan for updates (and see if the download progresses)

Go back in afterward and change the startup to “Automatic (Delayed Start)”

Fix Other Windows 10 Insider build issues:

Some users may hit a bug that has several possible symptoms. Each of these issues are caused by the same bug:

  • No audio
  • Continuous high CPU/disk usage.
  • Edge crashes when opening Settings inside the app.
Workaround:

To bypass this bug, please complete the following either the Quick OR Manual steps:

Quick steps:
  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Paste the following:

Rmdir /s %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Spectrum\PersistedSpatialAnchors

Shutdown /r

Manual steps:
  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Navigate to this folder:c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Spectrum
  3. Select the “PersistedSpatialAnchors” folder and click Delete
  4. Reboot the PC

No Audio Issue in Windows 10 Insider Build 15007

If you encounter a message saying “files are in use” while trying to delete the folder, reboot your PC and try again. You only need to complete these steps one time and the issue will be resolved.

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How to install openSUSE Linux On Windows 10

You can now install openSUSE Linux On Windows 10. Microsoft’s new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature allows you to run Linux binaries natively on Windows 10. By default, Microsoft installs Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10.

Sr. Product Manager SUSE Linux Enterprise SUSE, Hannes Kühnemund, posted details on how you can install openSUSE Linux On Windows 10. Currently, you can install openSUSE Leap 42.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2. Check out full details below.

How to install openSUSE Linux on Windows 10

  • Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security > For Developers, now select Developer Mode option.
  • Open Control Panel and click Programs, under Programs and Features click Turn Windows Features On or Off. Scroll down and select Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) option and click “OK.”

Turn Windows Features On or Off

  • Now reboot your computer.
  • After your computer restarts, press Windows Key + R and type bash, now press OK.
  • Press ‘Y‘ and accept the terms of service. This will download and install Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

  • Finally, you will need to create a new user account and password for the Bash environment. Let’s refer to this user as <linux_user>.
  • Download the openSUSE docker userspace:
    $ wget -O openSUSE-42.2.tar.xz https://github.com/openSUSE/docker-containers-build/blob/openSUSE-42.2/docker/openSUSE-42.2.tar.xz?raw=true
  • Open the bash shell, which you find in your Windows Start menu under “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” and extract the openSUSE userspace (ignore any warnings) and exit the bash shell:
    $ sudo mkdir rootfs
    $ sudo tar -C rootfs -Jxf openSUSE-42.2.tar.xz
    $ exit
  • Backup the old rootfs (Ubuntu) and copy the new openSUSE rootfs. Open a Command Prompt window and run the following commands:
    cd %localappdata%\lxss\
    rename rootfs rootfs.ubuntu
    move .\home\<linux_user>\rootfs .\
  • The new openSUSE userspace will not include the user that you created when you installed Bash for Windows, nor does it have things like ‘sudo’. To start just set ‘root’ as the default user. While still in the Command Prompt window run the following.
    lxrun /setdefaultuser root

    When exiting the command prompt, start bash from the start menu and you have your openSUSE Leap 42.2 environment running within WSL.

You can also change the Ubuntu icon with openSUSE. You can try one of the icons from here.
Download the .ico file and copy it to %localappdata%\lxss\. In a command shell execute the commands:

cd %localappdata%\lxss\
rename bash.ico Ubuntu.ico
rename Saki-NuoveXT-Apps-suse.ico bash.ico

The new icon will appear once you reboot your system.

Also, go %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and change the entry to “Bash on SUSE on Windows”.

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How to install and run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary Update users can now install and run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Microsoft’s new “Windows Subsystem for Linux” in Windows 10 enables this new feature.

Of course, there are some limitations like it won’t work with server software and graphical software. Bash on Windows is best for developers who want to run Linux command-line utilities on Windows machines. To install Bash on Windows 10, you will need Anniversary Update.

How to install Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

  • Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security > For Developers, now select Developer Mode option.
  • Open Control Panel and click Programs, under Programs and Features click Turn Windows Features On or Off. Scroll down and select Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) option and click “OK.”

Turn Windows Features On or Off

  • Now reboot your computer.
  • After your computer restarts, press Windows Key + R and type bash, now press OK.
  • Press ‘Y‘ and accept the terms of service. This will download and install Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

  • Finally, you will need to create a new user account and password for the Bash environment.

However, you can also run the following command. This will agree to all prompts and set the default user to “root” with no password.

lxrun /install /y

How to Use Bash on Ubuntu on Windows and Install Linux Software

You’ll now have a full Bash shell based on Ubuntu. Also, you can use Ubuntu’s apt-get command to install software. You’ll have access to all the Linux command line software out there.

Click Start and click “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” application.

If you have used Bash shell before on Linux or other platforms, you’ll be right at home. You’re given a root shell, so now you don’t need to use sudo. Your Windows file system is located at /mnt/c.

Check out few basic commands on both Windows and Bash:
  • Change Directory: cd in Bash, cd or chdir in DOS
  • List Contents of Directory: ls in Bash, dir in DOS
  • Move or Rename a File: mv in Bash, move and rename in DOS
  • Copy a File: cp in Bash, copy in DOS
  • Delete a File: rm in Bash, del or erase in DOS
  • Create a Directory: mkdir in Bash, mkdir in DOS
  • Use a Text Editor: vi or nano in Bash, edit in DOS

To install and update the Ubuntu software, you’ll need to use the apt-get command. Here are the apt-get commands you’ll need to know:

  • Download information about available packages: sudo apt-get update
  • Install an application: sudo apt-get install packagename (Replace “packagename” with the package’s name.)
  • Uninstall an application: sudo apt-get remove packagename (Replace “packagename” with the package’s name.)
  • Search for available: sudo apt-cache search word (Replace “word” with a word you want to search)
  • Download and Install the Latest Versions of Your Installed Packages: sudo apt-get upgrade

Uninstall and Reinstall the Ubuntu on Windows 10

If you want to uninstall and reinstall the Ubuntu environment, you need to use lxrun command. The lxrun command allows you to remove installed Linux system files. Also, lxrun command can also be used to install the Linux environment.