I am using Windows 10 on my company Laptop. I do have the privileges to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux on my System and I successfully did so.
However, the currently available Linux Distros for WSL all require the most recent Windows version, 1709, which I do not have and cannot get, due to company policy.
I am currently stuck to Windows 10 1703. As a result I get the cryptic
0x80073CFD error when I try to start Linux. This is Windows' way of telling the user that their version of Windows is too old for the requested Application.
As there are blog posts and such where people write about running Linux on Windows 10 1703, there must be appx-packages out there, that will run on Windows 1703. Can anyone provide me with a source for such (outdated) packages?
Or can the most recent versions be hacked to not require an up to date Windows? Maybe that's a better approach.
For completeness sake
This question is not a duplicate of this question, for the following reasons:
The referenced question is about installing WSL. As stated, I was already able to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). That is not my problem.
My stated problem is that available appx-packages require Windows 1709, which I cannot have. This problem is neither addressed nor answered in the referenced question.
I specifically state that I get an error message saying my version of Windows is too old. This problem is not addressed in the referenced question, which concerns the most recent version of Windows.
I specifically ask for a source for appx-packages that will run on Windows 10 1703. That information is not provided in the answers to the referenced question, b/c the user does not need them, b/c they are on Windows 10 1709.
I specifically ask if the most recent versions, i.e. the ones mentioned in the referenced question, can be hacked to not require version 1709 anymore. That information is not provided in the answers to the referenced question, b/c the user is on Windows 10 1709.