27 May 2020
For the past few years, it has been very challenging to run Docker on Windows 10 Home because it did not yet support Hyper-V. You had to install third party VM software such as VirtualBox on which you would run a Linux VM which could itself use Docker (it was much slower and isolated from the rest of your machine etc).
Thankfully, Windows 10 Home version 2004 (Released May 28th, 2020) ships with WSL2 which supports this feature, and thus, finally enables Docker to run on Windows 10 Home! In this article, we will go over how to set up your machine so you can start dockerizing in no time. If you want to better your understanding of Docker before installing it on your computer you should check out what a container is.