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Cannot open docker service on computer '.'

Hello everybody, let me preface this by saying I’m very new to docker, I started learning about it only yesterday.

I’ve successfully ran the hello world command, and everything seems to be set up fine. So far so good! However, when trying to use following line I get an error:

Start-Service docker

Start-Service : Service ‘Docker Desktop Service (com.docker.service)’ cannot be started due to the following error: Cannot open
com.docker.service service on computer ‘.’.
At line:1 char:1

  • Start-Service com.docker.service
  •   + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Start-Service], ServiceCommandException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotStartService,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartServiceCommand

I’ve been googling a lot the past hours and am honestly stumped. Could someone please tell this noob where he is going wrong / what he should do to fix this?

Thank you in advance!