Docker is a software tool that helps us to package, ship and deploy the applications on the docker containers.

We can create lightweight images of our applications, that run on a docker container. A container includes all the required dependencies and packaged into a single image that runs on the virtual machine.

In this post, we will learn how to install Docker on the Windows 7 system. We will use Docker Toolbox to install the Docker.

Download Docker Toolbox for Windows

Download the latest Docker Toolbox from this Github link.

Click on the latest release version and scroll down to the Assets section of the page, as shown below.

Click on the DockerToolbox-xxx.exe to download the latest exe file.

Docker installation using docker toolbox on windows 7 system

Install Docker Toolbox on the Windows

Open the downloaded Docker toolbox by double-clicking on the downloaded .exe file.

Click on the Next button.

Docker toolbox installation on windows

Select the destination folder where Docker should be installed on the system by clicking on the Browse button.

After that, click on the Next button.

Docker tool box installation on windows

Click on the Next button on the below screen.

Install Docker on windows 7 system

Click on the Next button on the below screen.

Install Docker on windows 7 system

Click on the Install button on the below screen.

Install Docker on windows 7 system

Click on the Finish button.

Install Docker on windows 7 system

After the successful installation of Docker, we will be able to see the following shortcut icons created on the desktop.

To open the Docker, click on the Docker Quickstart Terminal icon.

Install Docker on windows 7 system

Docker Toolbox window will open, as shown below.

Install docker on windows 7

Verify the installation by checking the version.

Install docker on windows 7

Congratulations!! 🙂 We have successfully installed Docker on the Windows 7 system. 🙂

Conclusion

In this post, we learned how to install Docker on the Windows 7 system. I hope you have enjoyed the post. 🙂

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