How do I install Docker for Windows on Arm?

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

How do I install Docker for Windows on Arm?

Docker Desktop on Windows requires WSL 2 or Hyper-V. Both are available for Windows on Arm.

Docker Desktop for Windows on Arm was announced at Microsoft Build 2024 . The first available version is 4.30.

What should I do before installing Docker Desktop for Windows on Arm?

  • Install WSL 2 on the Windows on Arm laptop, or turn on Hyper-V and Containers Windows features.

Which Windows on Arm computers are supported?

Here are three examples of Windows on Arm computers:

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X13s.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro X.
  • Samsung Galaxy Book S.

Additional models of Windows on Arm computers are expected to be available in mid-2024.

How do I install and test Docker Desktop for Windows on Arm?

The current version is 4.31.0 and you can download Docker Desktop for Windows on Arm and run the installer.

Check the Docker Desktop release notes for the latest release information.

Once the installation is complete, you can test it by running docker in a Windows Command Prompt or PowerShell Prompt:


            docker run hello-world

You should see a welcome message similar to the following:


        Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.

To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
    executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
    to your terminal.

To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
 $ docker run -it ubuntu bash

Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:

For more examples and ideas, visit:


Docker Desktop is now ready to use for Windows on Arm.

You can explore Docker related Learning Paths .

You may want to create an account on Docker Hub to share images and automate workflows.


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