How to: Install Docker on Windows

By Rory Monaghan


This how to guide is based on an install of Docker on Windows 10.



For this post, I downloaded the stable version. You can too from here:



Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Install.



The Docker setup will proceed.



Click Finish.



Docker will begin to run and appear in the task bar.



You can suppress the welcome prompt. This pop-up provides some commands that are useful to know!



Launch PowerShell. Enter docker –version and hit enter to retrieve the version of Docker that’s running. This is a quick way to verify that Docker has been installed completely.

Enter docker run hello-world and hit enter. This will pull and run a quick sample container. Assuming all of this work, you are now ready to create and run your own containers. Enjoy!


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