WSL not working after update from Microsoft store

Shlok Purani 1 Reputation point

Hello I had successfully installed WSL few days ago and everything was working fine. But after the I got an update regarding WSL from Microsoft Store I updated WSL and since then it is throwing this error. I also restarted the computer and checked to make sure my Virtual Machine Platform and Windows Subsystem for Linux are ON and I found out that both of these services were already ON. still I get the same error. May I please get any guidance on this one? as I have to use WSL for my educational purpose that would be really helpful thanks

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WslRegisterDistribution failed with error: 0x80070050
Error: 0x80070050 The file exists.

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Windows 11
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  1. WhTurner 1,611 Reputation points

    The tag "small-basic" is for Technical questions about Microsoft Small Basic, the only text-based language and IDE built for students to learn to code

    Please remove the tag "small-basic" as your question in not about Small Basic

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