WSL won't install after upgrading to 24H2?

Copper Contributor

I am running the current Dev Windows 11 build. Ever since I upgraded from 23H2 to 24H2 I've been unable to get WSL to work. When I run "wsl.exe" I get the following message:

 

Downloading: Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.1.5
Installing: Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.1.5
Catastrophic failure

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Sometimes, disabling and re-enabling WSL can help resolve the issue. To do this:

* Open the Start menu and search for "Turn Windows features on or off".
* Scroll down and find "Windows Subsystem for Linux" under the "Turn Windows features on or off" section.
* Uncheck the box next to "Windows Subsystem for Linux".
* Restart your system.
* Go back to the same settings page and re-check the box next to "Windows Subsystem for Linux".
* Restart your system again.