In this tutorial, we will see how to install docker toolbox on Windows 10 Operating system.

How to install Docker Toolbox on Windows:

A step by step guide to install Docker toolbox.

System Information:

I am installing Docker toolbox on the below configurations. However, it is okay if your system meets the prerequisites also.

  • Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit)
  • RAM 8GB
  • HDD 1TB
  • Git 2.21

Prerequisites:

  • Windows 8 Or High – 64 Bit Operating System
  • RAM 2GB
  • GIT 1.7 or Higher

Install Docker Toolbox on Windows:

Follow the below steps to download docker toolbox and install it. You can also see my previous article on how to install Docker Desktop on Windows 10 Operating system.

Get Docker Toolbox:

Download the latest Docker toolbox from the official website. Upon clicking the given link, you will be redirected to Docker Toolbox downloads page; there you could see the below options to download.

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Click on the above highlighted Get Docker Toolbox for Windows button. An installer will be downloaded into your system.

Install Docker Toolbox:

Upon successful download, double click on the DockerToolbox.exe file, then you would see the below Setup Wizard.

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Click on the Next button. Then you will be prompted to provide the installation directory. If you would like to give another location, you can click on the Browse button.

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For now, I am leaving this as is and click on the Next button.

This window is used to select the components which you want to install.

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On the above checklist, I deselect the Git for Windows as I have Git on my system already. You can select if you want and click on the Next button.

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The above window provides some additional task to be performed along with installation – Like creating a desktop shortcut and setting the PATH to docker binaries so that you no need to set PATH manually.

Click on the Next button.

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Review the selected components and click on the Install button.

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You can see the installation process; if everything went well, you could see the below success window.

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Click on the Finish button to close the window. Till now we installed the Docker Toolbox on Windows 10 operating system lets start to access this.

Access Docker Toolbox:

Upon successful installation, you could see the following three icons on your Windows desktop.

  • Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Docker Quickstart
  • Kitematic
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Double click on Docker Quickstart icon, then you would see the below docker terminal (docker interactive shell).

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Verification:

To verify the installation, check the docker version (docker –version), then you would see the installed docker version as a result.

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Done!

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