WSL 2 requires an update to its kernel component, Error: 0x1bc (And How to Fix Them)
Windows 10 users might receive the following error when trying to set WSL 2 as the default Windows Subsystem for Linux.
wsl --set-default-version 2 WSL 2 requires an update to its kernel component.
Or the following on VirtualBox:
We can easily fix this error by installing the WSL Linux kernel update on Windows 10. To do that, click on the following link: https://wslstorestorage.blob.core.windows.net/wslblob/wsl_update_x64.msi to download the WSL2 Linux kernel update.
Once the download is complete, double-click the "wsl_update_x64.msi" file to run and apply kernel updates.
After that, you should be able to change Windows Subsystem for Linux to Version 2 without getting an error.