How to find system proxy on Windows

When the proxy settings are obtained from the network, it is hard to find these values.  Superuser shows a way to get them from the network.  The easiest way is to just surf to the url http://wpad. If this does not work, first try to find the Primary DNS Suffix in the output of ipconfig /all. Try to reach wpda."priamry dns suffix" and if that works, surf to http://wpad."suffix"/wpad.dat.

— see Superuser

How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux?

  1. Turn on Developer Mode:
    • Open Settings -> Update and Security -> For developers
    • Select the Developer Mode radio button
  2. Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature:
    • From Start, search for “Turn Windows features on or off” (type ‘turn’)
    • Select Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta)
  3. Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature (command-line)
    $ Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
  4. Run Bash on Windows:
    $ bash

The installation location is %localappdata%\lxss\