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Docker and Windows 8

Hi :slight_smile:

I’m just getting started with Docker, never used it before.

On the Getting started for Windows page:

I have the feeling Docker only works for Windows 10:

Important Notes:
Docker for Windows requires 64bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education (1511 November update, Build 10586 or later) and Microsoft Hyper-V. Please see What to know before you install for a full list of prerequisites.

Does it work for Windows 8.1 x64 pro ? This is confusing. (I saw topic on the forum about W8 x64, so I assume it does work)


You can use Toolbox if you’re on Windows 8:


What are the advantages of the Toolbox over the method described here?

Is there two ways to install it on Windows? (I’m getting started on a OVH VPS with Ubuntu 15.10 for now, just thinking ahead about Windows)

Thanks :slight_smile:

Yes, there are two ways to install Docker on Windows. You should choose Docker for Windows over Toolbox if your system supports it.

what are the differences between the “normal” docker and the toolbox, or are there any?
also wouldnt it make sense to put an info on the docker for windows download page when you surf on it with win7 or 8?

Following is the updated URL.

Main Page :

Supported Page :