Someday, a critical requirement likely will arise for running linux on a Windows machine. Till then, making linux run on Windows is a can kicked off a cliff, from which my back is turned and progressing forward means I won't be back to the linux on Windows if I can avoid it. Nothing is worth the hassle of connecting Windows to anything it handles as a foreign entity.
If I had to get this working, I would let Virtual have a crack at it. Microsoft's build of Debian or any other Linux? FOR
Meanwhile, Debian on MacOS with VMware Fusion (Mac-specific hypervisor) is a very friendly world for me.
p.s. (This is important). The brief return to WindowsLand, where documentation said in effect "This is regular normal Debian, just install it from the Micosoft Store in Windows 10."
first there was a hassle with ip assigned to the VM was the same as the ip for the Windows machine. I am sure that is fine and dandy, and I am just narrow minded to being accustomed to running separate IPs for the host and guest machines, sooooo ... being the open minded computer programmer of the world, I was digging to making the webserver accessible from another machine on our lan, when I discovered systemctl is not only not included in the "regular normal Debian", it took about 15 seconds to learn that there is no way to install it , ... and there is no equivalent utility, so said the author of the documentation that told me to expect this Debian to be so close to native, the only difference I might notice is agony avoided thanks to engineers at Microsoft.
Here is the important part. This verified my suspicion, it is no coincidence that Bill Gates explaining vaccines and virology seems exactly like the way he would explain Windows and ActiveX and OLE DB and all kinds of other snap-together elements that matured into what became the universe of DLL HELL where you on your own to manage versions of binaries without benefit of version control or source code. So now, Gates has his nose stuck into snapping together RNA here and DNA there to make a vaccine....
and there is no effing way that stuff is going into the body of anyone I love or care about if I can do anything to stop it. I hope you feel the same way. That parallel of Gates leading the build of Windows to Gates leading the build of vaccines is a powerful, valid thing to notice. If you saw Gates back in the 90s when he was peddling Windows as it was being developed, you know what I am taking about.