Fix `install requested operation requires elevation` when installing WSL
April 14, 2022 ‐ 1 min read
Installing Windows Subsystem for Linux requires you to run the command
wsl --install in the command prompt or Windows PowerShell. However, such an operation requires special permissions. Like you need
sudo for certain commands in Linux. In Windows you don’t obtain these permissions by using a command like
sudo. Instead you should run your terminal program as administrator.
Running a program, the Windows PowerShell in my case, as Administrator can be done by a right-mouse-click on the program icon.