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 necessary dependencies and is packaged into a single image that runs on the virtual machine. To install docker on Windows 7 you will need to download and install Docker Toolbox.
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.
Install Docker Toolbox on the Windows
Open the downloaded Docker toolbox by double-clicking on the downloaded .exe file.
Click on the Next button.
Select the destination folder where we need the Docker installation to happen on the system by clicking on the Browse button.
After that, click on the Next button.
Then, click on the Next button on the below screen.
Click on the Next button on the below screen.
Click on the Install button on the below screen.
Finally, click on the Finish button.
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.
Docker Toolbox window will open, as shown below.
Finally, verify the installation by checking the version.
Congratulations!! 🙂 We have successfully installed Docker on the Windows 7 system. 🙂
In this post, we learned how to install Docker on the Windows 7 system. I hope you have enjoyed the post. 🙂