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How to install docker on Windows

We can install docker on any operating system like Windows, Linux, or Mac. Here, we are going to install docker-engine on Windows. The main advantage of using Docker on Windows is that it provides an ability to run natively on Windows without any kind of virtualization. To install docker on windows, we need to download and install the Docker Toolbox.

Follow the below steps to install docker on windows -

Step 1: Click on the below link to download DockerToolbox.exe. https://download.docker.com/win/stable/DockerToolbox.exe

Step 2: Once the DockerToolbox.exe file is downloaded, double click on that file. The following window appears on the screen, in which click on the Next.

install docker on Windows

Step 3: Browse the location where you want to install the Docker Toolbox and click on the Next.

install docker on Windows

Step 4: Select the components according to your requirement and click on the Next.

install docker on Windows

Step 5: Select Additional Tasks and click on the Next.

install docker on Windows

Step 6: The Docker Toolbox is ready to install. Click on Install.

install docker on Windows

Step 7: Once the installation is completed, the following Wizard appears on the screen, in which click on the Finish.

install docker on Windows

Step 8: After the successful installation, three icons will appear on the screen that are: Docker Quickstart Terminal, Kitematic (Alpha), and OracleVM VirtualBox. Double click on the Docker Quickstart Terminal.

install docker on Windows

Step 9: A Docker Quickstart Terminal window appears on the screen.

install docker on Windows

To verify that the docker is successfully installed, type the below command and press enter key.

The following output will be visible on the screen, otherwise not.

install docker on Windows

You can check the Docker version using the following command.

install docker on Windows




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