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Docker For Windows 10 - Learn How to Install Docker on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2016. Develop and build your Docker images and deploy your Docker containers securely. When I start the Docker Quickstart Terminal, despite the shortcut supposedly opening in the docker install directory (C: Program Files Docker Toolbox), it opens into my github directory. This means it can't find the./docker-machine.exe file since it is looking for Documents Github docker-machine.exe and not /c/Program Files/Docker Toolbox.

Docker on Windows is a little bit different than on Linux. Because Docker runs using features of the Linux operating system which not supported by Microsoft Windows. To run Docker on windows 10, Docker Toolbox will create a Linux virtual machine in VirtualBox and all containers will be created inside the virtual machine.

In this tutorial we will learn How to Install Docker on Windows 10 using the Docker Toolbox. You can also use following guide to install docker for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2016.

Download Docker Toolbox for Windows 10 / 7 / Server 2016

Go to following URL and download the Docker Toolbox for Windows 10.

Install Docker Toolbox on Windows 10

After download is finished, run the setup file and install the docker toolbox with default options.

Open Docker Quickstart Terminal

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From Windows 10 start menu launch the Docker Quickstart Terminal. The First time, it will run the initial configuration and will create the default virtual machine for the Docker Engine.

Once it is done, you can manage docker from Windows using Quickstart Terminal, Windows CMD, or PowerShell.


To check the Docker version Type:

Note that Docker Engine is running inside a Virtual Machine also called as 'Docker Host' in Windows. If you open VirtualBox you will see a Virtual Machine called 'default'.

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We can manage the Virtual Machine with docker-machine command.

To get information about machines, Type:

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To Stop default machine, Type:

To start default machine, Type:

Run Hello World Docker container on Windows 10

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To test Windows Docker Engine, let's run a simple hello-world container on docker.

Docker will download the hello-world Docker Image and start a new container using the hello-world image. If successful you should see the 'Hello from Docker' message as shown in the following image.

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This confirms that your Docker installation on Windows 10 / 7 / Server 2016 is successful.