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I just installed Docker and having issues when first launching it

I keep getting the error “Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. Exception of type ‘Docker.ApiServices.WSL2.WslKernelUpdateNotInstalledException’ was thrown.” I’m running a windows 10 machine with a B450 Motherboard and a Ryzen 7 3700x

Have you tried the second step from here ? ?
it is required to install update for Windows 10


No I wasnt aware I needed to do all that im new to docker and software like it. Thanks a lot I got it to work

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Hello all!

I had exactly the same issue. WSL was installed but there were no docker-desktop distributions installed.

All I had to do is run the Docker Desktop with Administrator privileges for the first time in order to install the docker distributions.

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I’m still having the same issues as I’m new to docker and the likes. It’s really beginning to get to me

please how did you run it with administrator privileges?

Hi juliechris,

Your user account must be a member of “Administrators” to be able to run as administrator.

Just right click on the “docker desktop” shortcut on the desktop and choose “Run as Administrator”.

Or in the search type docker desktop and right click on the app or choose Run as Administrator.

Thanks for your prompt response. Please how do I get my user account to become a member of Administrators?

Here are some steps I found in the internet for adding users to groups:

  • Press Win + R shortcut keys on your keyboard and type the following in the run box: lusrmgr.msc. …
  • Click on Groups on the left.
  • Double-click the group you want to add users to in the list of groups.
  • Click the Add button to add one or more users.

But I guess you need an user-account already having admin-rights to assign another account to the administrator-group :slight_smile:

That is an issue. Plus I\m trying to do all these in my remote desktop. Docker runs perfectly on my mac book but it\s been quiet challenging to get the engine started on my Windows VPS

At first try to run as administrator and if prompted enter the credentials see if it works.

Here is how to change the type of account.

It depends which version of windows you are using.
In Windows 10 pro you can go to Computer Management (Win + X) or right click start
or just type “Computer management” in the search bar run the app and go to Local Users and Groups → Users → select your account

Nice! Worked for me, ty!