As many of you I'm part of the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. I recently installed the Build 14332 of Windows 10 Pro and tried to install the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) feature.

I followed the tutorial and went to Settings --> Update and Securtiy --> Developers and enabled Developer mode. After that I installed the "Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta)" feature and rebooted the computer. After login I opened cmd.exe and/or powershell and typed bash. I got prompted to accept the terms by typing "y" and received the following error message instead of the progressing installation:

Unable to download from the Windows Store. Please check your network connection.

As you might expect, my internet connection is up and running and I already tried the following:

  • confirmed that I can download apps from the Windows Store
  • disabled any security Software (in my case Bitdefender Total Security 2016, and Windows Firewall)
  • executed wsreset.exe
  • ran cmd.exe and powershall as administrator
  • tried another network connection (mobile hotspot)
  • rebooted the computer
  • disabled the windows subsystem for linux, rebooted and enabled the windows subystem for linux (same result)

Additional information:

  • I'm using a Wifi connection via an USB NIC (no LAN available)
  • I'm using the german version of the preview (x64)

Any hints are appreciated and welcome. Maybe even from Microsoft.

  • I don't know how this should help. The problem of that user occurs after the installation of bash. My problem occurs before that. I cannot edit /etc/resolv.conf or other files within bash because they don't exist yet. If I miss something please let me know. Thank you. – Kevin Apr 29 '16 at 15:18

I have fixed it by changing my Windows account to local than to Microsoft account again.

  • I'm sorry but I can't confirm nor deny that this is the solution, but installing the new build 14342 fixed the problem for me. – Kevin May 19 '16 at 16:14

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