Getting “The requested operation requires elevation” error while enabling Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows

(100% Fix)The requested operation requires elevation

Step 2: Enable Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

The above command will let you enable the WSL feature on the Windows machine.

enable windowsoptionalfeature the requested operation requires elevation?

The above command should take a few minutes for enabling this feature.

enable windowsoptionalfeature the requested operation requires elevation?

Please restart the machine for the configuration to be effective.

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    Method 1: Repair system files

    When system files are corrupted or missing, surely it will cause some issues now and then. The requested operation requires elevation could be one of the problems. Therefore, we recommend you check your system files on a regular basis to prevent potential problems.

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  • Restart your computer to see if the issue persists or not.
  • System File Checker is a built-in tool to check for corrupt, damaged system files and manage to restore them if there’re any. However, this tool can only diagnose major system files, and won’t deal with damaged DLL, Windows Registry key, etc.

    1) Press the Windows key on your keyboard, then type cmd (DON’T press Enter). Windows will display a list of programs that match your search. Right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.

    enable windowsoptionalfeature the requested operation requires elevation?

    If prompted to provide administrator permission, click Yes.

    enable windowsoptionalfeature the requested operation requires elevation?

    2) In the black Command Prompt window, type:

    Then press Enter on your keyboard.

    enable windowsoptionalfeature the requested operation requires elevation?

    Windows will scan your system for corrupted files, and attempt to fix any it finds. The results will display in this window, so please leave it open until the operation is complete.

    If the scan finds no problems, you know your system files aren’t the cause of Windows 10 randomly freezing, and you can move on to the next fix.

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