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LxRun.exe Missing, Can I get it Back

I was trying to use bash for git and was running into problems and long story short I needed to use lxrun to uninstall and reinstall my bash. Problem is the exe is missing form system32. Can anyone help me to be able to get the exe? Possibly upload yours or a way to restore it.

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dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth as admin followed by sfc /scannow as admin

Also, if you're on 1709 (Fall Creators Update) or higher you should reinstall Ubuntu from the Store as that's the new method

Original Poster1 point·1 month ago

For the store method would it matter if I already have an installation from the before? Would it wipe the old and reinstall fresh?

The install from before would exist, but you have to go through some hoops to get it to run under WSL again (mainly changing the default rootfs for it), I'm not sure how it's done since I migrated over during the insider preview and both were readily available for me to copy between. But the Windows Store version installs inside it's container, so it will appear as a new install.

Original Poster1 point·1 month ago

That is good for me, I really don't have anything I need from the old one so a good clean install is perfect

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