Windows 10: How to REALLY uninstall WSL in order to revert to WSL1?

Discus and support How to REALLY uninstall WSL in order to revert to WSL1? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; How does one do a truly clean uninstall of WSL 2 in order to go back to WSL 1?I've tried simple approaches such as "wsl --set-default-version 1" but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Veloz, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Veloz Win User

    How to REALLY uninstall WSL in order to revert to WSL1?


    How does one do a truly clean uninstall of WSL 2 in order to go back to WSL 1?I've tried simple approaches such as "wsl --set-default-version 1" but I'd still end up with weird errors on WSL startup that mentioned bits were missing for WSL 2.Then I tried to remove all the pieces of WSL and start over including:uninstalling the distro ubuntuuninstall Windows System for Linux Updateturn off Windows Subsystem for Linux and Windows Hypervisor Platform in Windows Featuresrebooting.It then appears WSL is gone, but then when I do a simple re-install to get WSL 1 running by only enabling WSL in P

    :)
     
    Veloz, Jul 30, 2021
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  2. cormanaz Win User

    How to configure Windows 10 WSL1 that's already installed

    I need to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Just for fun I typed bash in a command window, and much to my surprise it started up. It was surprising because I never installed it (or at least don't remember doing so), and docs like the install guide from Microsoft imply that you have to.

    My W10 version (18362.1082) is lower than necessary to run WSL2, so it must be WSL1 (unless it could be something else). Other than that, since I don't remember installing it, I have no idea what flavor or version of Linux is installed. I tried the normal linux command for this purpose, cat /etc/os-release , which replies there is no such file.

    The docs say that the linux admin credentials are independent of the W10 credentials. So I also ran whoami to see if a user had been established and it gave me the same name as for my W10 installation. When I tried to use a sudo command to see if it was the same password too, it said bash: sudo: command not found. So something is amiss.

    How can I determine what is going on here? How can I tell if this unix instance is WSL1, and if so whether it is fully set up and what flavor/version of Linux it's running? Also what the admin password is? Or do I still need to take all the steps in the install guide linked above?

    Update 1

    I found here that I should be able to launch wsl by entering `wsl` on a command line. When I do so it says wsl is not recognized as a command, so I suppose this means wsl1 is not installed. There is some linux installed though, so the question now is whether it's safe to install wsl1 over that or if I need to uninstall the existing first (and if so how to do that).
     
    cormanaz, Jul 30, 2021
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  3. WSL 2

    I want to make use of WSL 2 feature with the new update of Windows version 2004 , in order to use WSL 2 i need to enable Virtualization in my pc bios settings. So when i enable virtualization my windows starts lagging and all the animations of scrolling
    etc etc lags...Please suggest me something to fix that so that i could use the new virtualization feature.
     
    Legend Hunter 3, Jul 30, 2021
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  4. How to REALLY uninstall WSL in order to revert to WSL1?

    How do you uninstall chipset drivers?

    I'm installing a new mobo so I need to uninstall the intel 865g drivers to make way for the P35 drivers.

    Can't find any uninstall options in add/remove programs and intel chipset inst listed in driver cleaner.

    Any suggestions? *Confused How to REALLY uninstall WSL in order to revert to WSL1? :confused:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jul 30, 2021
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