A Linux Developer Exploring Docker Desktop on Windows 10.

Steven Rescigno
3 min readApr 23

A Linux user’s perspective on installing Docker Desktop on Windows 10.

Most of the expensive engineers work on linux (a free and open source software) and don’t work on a Windows machine unless required by their companies.

However, Windows is still very common amongst many engineers and system admins in the industry.

Today we will explore Docker Desktop on Windows 10.

From the perspective on a linux user.

How Do you Install Docker Desktop on Windows 10?

First you should visit the docker website and grab an installer for windows.

Next you should install WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) on your windows 10 operating system.

Once you have installed both WSL and Docker Desktop. Start the Docker Desktop program to begin.

How to enable Virtualization for Docker Desktop on Windows 10?

You may notice Virtualization must be enabled in order to use Docker Desktop on PC.

Open Powershell as an Administrator and run the following command to correct the issue.

dism.exe /Online /Enable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V /All

If this does not work, enter into BIOS (press F10 about five-to-ten times) before starting your device and set virtualization to be enabled for windows 10.

You should see Intel(R) Virtualization Technology setting available to be switched from disabled to enabled.

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Steven Rescigno

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