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Installation say error need Windows 10 pro

Most people how by a computer (like me) don’t get Windows 10 Pro, you get Windows 10 Home.
Is this gone be a demand for Pro also in the final release.

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This is due to Hyper-V requiring Windows 10 Pro

Ah thanks for info.

Den tis 10 maj 2016 07:15Andymac4182 skrev:

This will be an issue for a lot of companies like us, as we do not utilize Windows 10 Pro on developer machines. There is no benefit for us.
But we do use docker.
So we will continue with the docker toolbox.


Curiously I wonder why Win 10 Pro is not used on your developer machine? Your missing out on some useful features (GPO???).

Windows 10 Pro and above features, this for the sake of completeness:

  • Join a domain
  • BitLocker
  • Group policy management
  • Remote Desktop
  • Client Hyper-V
  • Assigned Access
  • Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer
  • Windows Store for Business
  • Trusted Boot
  • Windows Update for Business

This is probably off-topic, but as I said, none of this is of value for non-corporate companies. If there is no domain or any central management of users, and your are with all your business in the cloud except the developer environment, then none of the above is relevant. We are using docker toolbox with virtualbox and that is just fine.

I understand correct, that the new docker for windows is only for systems with hyper-v support?
On systems without hyper-v, i have also still in the future to use the docker toolbox with virtualbox?

Best regards

Why only Windows 10.
Hyper-V is supported on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8/8.1


Docker for Windows uses Windows Hyper-V. While older Windows versions have Hyper-V, their Hyper-V implementations lack features critical for Docker for Windows to work.


Can’t help but feel like this is an attempt to marginalize the windows community. I think this is the first program I’ve ever seen that simply would not install on Windows 10 home edition, pro edition only. I wonder if this strategy is really warranted. I mean, I’m completely content with using Docker toolbox but this strikes me as the docker developers being content to exclude 80% of the windows community. Just my 2 cents.

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I feel like this is more of a shameless money grab by Windows. If Windows 10 is the only one that doesn’t allow Hyper-V in the home edition then it is Microsoft that is to blame, not Docker. They have been steadily doing this kind of thing more and more for the last decade. I won’t be surprised if Apple becomes the new default business computer in the next 10 years.

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So now I am no more using docker. Thanks docker hub team.

I’m moving to Linux, Fedora mostly.