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Find User Accounts in WSL Linux in Windows 10

Find User Accounts in WSL Linux in Windows 10

You may have multiple user accounts in a WSL Linux distro. This post explains how to quickly find available user accounts in a WSL console. The method described in the article is suitable for any WSL distro.

Switch User in WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Switch User in WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Each WSL Linux distro you have installed in Windows 10 contains its own set of user accounts. A WSL distro starts with its default user account that will be signed in automatically. It is possible to override the default user account and start a distro with a specific user account signed in by default. Also, you can switch between Linux user accounts without leaving your WSL session.

Update and Upgrade WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Update and Upgrade WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

The ability to run Linux natively in Windows 10 is provided by the WSL feature. Windows 10 does not automatically update or upgrade the packages in a distro installed in WSL. This is a task that a WSL Linux user need to perform himself.

Run WSL Linux Distro as Specific User in Windows 10

Run WSL Linux Distro as Specific User in Windows 10

In a previous article, we reviewed the methods you can use to start a WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10, including the classic shortcuts in the Start menu, and ending the wsl.exe console tool. In this article, we will see how to run a distro as a specific user without setting that account as your default WSL user.

Change User Password in WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Change User Password in WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

If you need to change your user account in a WSL Linux distro, it can be a bit tricky when you are not familiar with Linux console tools. We will see how to change the password without resetting the distro.

Reset and Unregister WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Reset and Unregister WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can unregister a WSL Linux distro to reset it to defaults. After resetting, the next time you start it, Windows will install a clean non-configured copy of the distro, so you set it up from scratch, create a new user and set its password, and install some apps you need.

Reset Password for WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Reset Password for WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

If you forgot the password for your user account in a WSL Linux distro, and are unable to log in to its console, then this article will definitely be useful for you. We will see how to reset the account password in WSL Linux without using third party tools.