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//./pipe/docker_engine: The system cannot find the file specified

I was having issues with Docker For Windows and the uninstall was hanging, i wound up uninstalling using this script:

https://success.docker.com/article/how-to-completely-remove-docker-in-windows-10

I have tried to reinstall, but when running PowerShell elevated i’m still getting:

Error during connect: Post http://%2F%2F.%2Fpipe%2Fdocker_engine/v1.39/images/create?fromImage=hello-world&tag=latest: open //./pipe/docker_engine: The system cannot find the file specified. In the default daemon configuration on Windows, the docker client must be run elevated to connect. This error may also indicate that the docker daemon is not running…

The docker desktop service is running, however i don’t see that any VM was created in Hyper-V during the install process.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

Thank You.

I figured out my problem.
I didn’t run docker desktop first… i was just trying to run docker commands after installation.

running docker desktop created the VM and all is well