Step 1: Download Docker for Windows
Install Docker for Windows
InstallDocker.msito run the installer.
If you haven’t already downloaded the installer (
InstallDocker.msi), you can get it here. It typically downloads to your
Downloads folder, or you can run it from the recent downloads bar at the bottom of your web browser.
- Follow the install wizard to accept the license, authorize the installer, and proceed with the install.
You will be asked to authorize
Docker.appwith your system password during the install process. Privileged access is needed to install networking components, links to the Docker apps, and manage the Hyper-V VMs.
- Click Finish on the setup complete dialog to launch Docker.
Start Docker for Windows
When the installation finishes, Docker starts automatically.
The whale in the status bar indicates that Docker is running, and accessible from a terminal.
If you just installed the app, you also get a popup success message with suggested next steps, and a link to this documentation.
When initialization is complete, select About Docker from the notification area icon to verify that you have the latest version.
Congratulations! You are up and running with Docker for Windows.