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DLL's on Windows Docker Container

Hello, I work at a lab and we have some devices that use DLL’s to connect to our computers and exchange data, I’m building a docker container from wich we will run experiments and communicate with many differemt devices, most of them use python libraries or a DAQ (that can also be used from python), but some use DLL’s.
My questions are:
Can I have Linux running in my machine and have a Windows as the container’s OS?
Will I be able to connect using the DLL’s with this setup?
Will I be able to use the DLL’s if my machine do not run Windows 10 PRO (we use win8 home and plan to upgrade to win10 home)?
Can I use these DLL’s from inside the container? Do they need to be in the container?

Thank you for your help.