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Installing Docker in your PC


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In this section, you will:

  • Install Docker in your PC.
  • Get used to Docker's official documentation.
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For this Getting Started Guide:

  • Development computer with Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise / Education.
  • Successfully completed the previous lesson from this guide.

Note: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 2: First Steps with Torizon" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson.

Step 1

On your Windows host machine, head to the Docker Hub and create an account.

Step 2

Access the Docker for Windows page on the official Docker documentation and go to Install Docker Desktop for Windows. From here you will be redirected to Docker Hub, where you can finally download Docker for Windows.

Step 3

After installing it, open the application and check it running on your taskbar icons. It may take a while to load.

  • Docker for Windows running

    Docker for Windows running

Step 4

Verify your installation following the official Docker documentation:

Open a PowerShell window, and run:

docker --version

This lets you check whether the installation was successful or not.

Step 5

Make sure you can run the hello-world image in your Windows machine before going to the next lessons:

docker run hello-world


Docker won't load on Windows. What can I do?
Is the hello-world image the same as the one used on the last module?
I am unable to install Docker for Windows. How should I proceed?