Install Docker Desktop With Microsoft Package Manager (Winget)

The Windows Package Manager is a comprehensive package manager solution that consists of a command-line tool and a set of services for installing applications on Windows 10.

It provides an isolated, automated installation and environment per application which contains all dependencies required for it to run. In addition, the features also include side-by-side app versioning that allows multiple deployments of an app with different versioning to coexist as well as simple, centralized updating of those apps. The Windows Package Manager operates completely silently and uses a “transaction mechanism” which ensures that all changes are atomic and the system is left in a clean state at the end.

Docker Desktop Overview

Docker Desktop is a lightweight application that helps you create containerized applications, services, and environments. With Docker Desktop, you can work with multiple containers that are running simultaneously. You can create new containers using templates or import existing images from the Docker Hub registry or your own registries on local or remote hosts.

Install Winget

The best method to install Winget is by downloading the latest release from the GitHub repo and installing it on your machine.

Install Docker Desktop

To get started and install Docker Desktop open a PowerShell console and type the following command to search for Docker. In the results, you will see a few options.

Winget search docker

To install Docker Desktop run the following command.

Winget install docker.dockerdesktop

The installation will take a few minutes. After it is done click on the Docker Desktop icon and start using it. If you are using WSL2 you can integrate it with Docker Desktop.

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