Installing Docker and Compose on Windows 10

Let’s learn how to install Docker and Docker Compose on Windows10.

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Docker Desktop

Perform a google search for “install Docker Desktop”. This will take you to the relevant download page where you can download the installer and follow the instructions. It’s that simple!

At the time of writing, you can choose between the stable channel and the edge channel. The names are self-explanatory, with the edge channel providing earlier access bleeding-edge features.

Once the installation is complete, you may have to manually start Docker Desktop from the Windows Start menu. It can take a minute for it to start, and you can watch the start progress via the animated whale icon on the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

Once it’s up and running you can open a PowerShell prompt and type some simple docker commands.

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