Last updated on May 3rd, 2022

WSL Register Distribution 0x8007019e Error

Are You Facing WSL Register Distribution 0x8007019e Error? Here Is The Solution!

For those who haven’t heard WSL before let’s have a look on it. WSL stands for Windows subsystem for Linux. It is basically a free service provided by Microsoft through which a user can run Linux on their windows. Though this is optional for users.

Now, what happening is when users are trying to open the Linux command prompt they are facing an issue with 0x8007019e Error. Due to this error, the user is not allowed to use the WSL service provided by the Windows. We will see the reasons behind it and we will check the solutions as well.

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What caused this error?

This error often comes when the Linux is not installed properly due to corrupt files. Another reason is if the Linux Subsystem is disabled during the installation process. These two are main reasons which cause this error.

You can see here how it looks when the command prompt throws the error,

Let’s move ahead to the important part that is solutions.

Solution 1. Simply Enable the Linux Subsystem

S.1 Press windows + R key to open RUN.

S.2 A window will open. Write optionalfeatures.exe to open the windows feature.

S.3 In features list, select Windows Subsystem For Linux and check the box present in the left of it.

S.4 Click on the OK button to save the changes.

S.5 Now, restart your PC and try running Linux again.

In this way, you can solve the issue by this method.

Solution 2. Make use of Windows PowerShell to solve the issue.

S.1 Press Windows and X keys to open the windows menu.

S.2 From the menu, select Windows PowerShell (Admin) to launch the windows PowerShell with all admin permissions.

S.3 In that type the given below command and press enter.

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

This command will enable the WSL.

S.4 The command prompt will ask for restarting the system once the execution of the command is done. Enter Y to answer that yes you want to restart.

Solution 3. By restarting the LxssManager Service

LxssManager is Linux Instance Lifecycle Service which runs in the background. If this service is stopped for some reasons, you might face the same error which we are discussing.

S.1 Press Windows and R keys together to open the Run.

S.2 In the dialogue box which is opened, type services.msc. This will open Windows services.

S.3 Now, look for LxssManager service the features list which has been opened.

S.4 Click on the restart link which is given on the left side of the service.

S.5 Now, relaunch the Linux terminal and check for the error.

Solution 4. Try updating the Linux terminal using Command Prompt.

S.1 Press Windows and R key to open the Run.

S.2 Now, type cmd along with Shift + control + enter to open the command prompt with admin privileges.

S.3 Some commands are given below. Type them in cmd to update the Linux terminal.

C:\> bash

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

$ <CTRL-D>

C:\> exit

S.4 Now, check the terminal to see if the error has been solved or not.

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