Docker installation for Windows OS


Here you can find how to install Docker for Windows OS. If you are here and you haven’t already check the prerequisites please read this post before starting installation.

Installation on Windows OS

For the installation is difficult to do better then Docker team, so follow this guide!. Here I report the steps with some tips from comments and personal experiences.

  1. Download the installer here (choose the Stable edition if not sure);
  2. Accept licence, and give all rights to Docker (that permit to Docker to enable and manage Hyper-V);
  3. If everything was correct you will click on “Finish” and Docker for Windows will start.

Is very simple and I haven’t problems during installation. If you encountered some troubles please comment on this post and we will check, solve and answer to you. Otherwise check on Docker troubleshooting official.

First run of Docker for Windows

If you just finished to install Docker for Windows the installer launched a Microsoft PowerShell window and started the basic configuration on your system. If you want to open Docker next time just search it with the Start button and click on it, then open a PowerShell and enjoy.

To check if your system is set correctly just type docker version on PowerShell window. The result should be something like that:

PS docker version

Of course the result is different if you have different version of the software. For any problems on this, check troubleshooting below. If you don’t find any solution comment on this post and we will answer to you as soon as possible.

Troubleshooting in Docker for Windows OS

#1 – Virtualization problems

As indicated on official troubleshooting page the Hyper-V is enabled directly by Docker for Windows during the installation. If you still have problems with virtualization:


#2 – Mounting volumes problems

As indicated here:

If you encounter new problems please comment this post indicating your full operating system specifications and complete error log. Hope that can help you all guys! GWH!

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