Unable to enable WSL2 on Windows 10 Home 1909

3dWrecker 21 Reputation points

Virtualisation is enabled. Both Windows Subsystem for Linux and Virtual Machine Platform are enabled in windows features. One error shows up in event viewer:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 24/04/2020 09:57:36
Event ID: 7000
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ###########
The VMSP service failed to start due to the following error:
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

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  1. Joy qiao 881 Reputation points


    WSL2 is available on Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18917 (20H1) which is not public released and not fit for your existing system version Windows 10 1909.

    So please join to insider preview or wait for public release, the time should be May 2020 as Microsoft announced last year.

    Installation Instructions for WSL 2

    If my information is useful for you, please take it as answer.


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  1. Anonymous

    Can you restart the service?

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  2. 3dWrecker 21 Reputation points

    It does not show up in services and

    get-service | findstr vmsp

    returns nothing.

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  3. Anonymous

    Ok, odd one but looks like you can ignore this one.


    I'd also suggest asking for help over here with WSL


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