How to Install Docker Desktop on Windows 10

Sign up for Docker Hub

  1. https://hub.docker.com/signup

Download Docker Desktop for Windows

  1. https://download.docker.com/win/stable/Docker%20Desktop%20Installer.exe

Install Docker Desktop for Windows

  1. Run Docker Desktop Installer.exe
  2. Accept defaults shown below
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Verify the Docker installation

  1. Double-click the Docker Desktop icon on your desktop
  2. Sign into Docker Hub when prompted
  3. Open a PowerShell prompt
    • docker version
    • docker info
    • docker images (should return nothing)
    • docker run hello-world (should return “Hello from Docker!“)
    • docker images (should now show the hello-world image was pulled/containerized/and output streamed to the console)
    • docker ps (list containers)
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Enable a Shared Drive

  1. Settings\Shared Drives (you must tell docker where to store container files)
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Suggestions

  1. Settings\General (to disable default settings as shown below)
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More Info

  1. Reference documentation: https://docs.docker.com/reference/

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How to Install Docker Desktop on Windows 10

Sign up for Docker Hub

  1. https://hub.docker.com/signup

Download Docker Desktop for Windows

  1. https://download.docker.com/win/stable/Docker%20Desktop%20Installer.exe

Install Docker Desktop for Windows

  1. Run Docker Desktop Installer.exe
  2. Accept defaults shown below
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-7.png
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-8.png

Verify the Docker installation

  1. Double-click the Docker Desktop icon on your desktop
  2. Sign into Docker Hub when prompted
  3. Open a PowerShell prompt
    • docker version
    • docker info
    • docker images (should return nothing)
    • docker run hello-world (should return “Hello from Docker!“)
    • docker images (should now show the hello-world image was pulled/containerized/and output streamed to the console)
    • docker ps (list containers)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-9.png

Enable a Shared Drive

  1. Settings\Shared Drives (you must tell docker where to store container files)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-12.png

Suggestions

  1. Settings\General (to disable default settings as shown below)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-11.png

More Info

  1. Reference documentation: https://docs.docker.com/reference/

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