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Unable to update Linux on Windows 10

When i was trying to update my Linux on Windows 10, i always got this error message:

W: GPG-Error: http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease: »gpgv« wasn’t able to execute for checking signature (is gpgv installed?)
W: GPG-Error: http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease: »gpgv« wasn’t able to execute for checking signature (is gpgv installed?)
E: Couldn’t create temporary file to work with /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_Release – mkstemp (2: File or Folder not found)

dpkg: Error: Updates-Folder »/var/lib/dpkg/updates/« can’t be read: File or Folder not found
W: /etc/apt/preferences.d/ can’t be read. – DirectoryExists (2: File or Folder not found)
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

No matter what tip i tried to use, nothing really helped, until i found a fix for it that resolved any error and did let me update the system normally again.

Here is what i did to fix it:
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