April 5, 2017

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Issues with Docker on Windows 10

Issues with Docker on Windows 10

Recently I decided to learn about Docker and I ran immediately into a problem running installing the latest version of Docker for Windows where I had followed their instructions for installing Hyper-V and enabling virtualization but it still didn’t work… Complaining about how virtualization was not enabled. But I found the solution! If you have had the following error and still can’t get it to work then try my steps:

Docker Error

Note: I recommend uninstalling any version of Docker from your system restarting your computer before following these instructions

  1. Open a command window as Administrator
  2. Run the command:

    bcedit /enum
    
  3. Check the value for “hypervisorlaunchtype” and if it is anything other than “Auto” then this is your issue
  4. Run the following command to change the “hypervisorlaunchtype” to “Auto”:

    bcedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype Auto
    
  5. Restart you computer
  6. Re-install docker from here

If indeed the issue you were having was the same as mine (step three should be the tell tale sign…) then everything should work fine now!

Seth Reid

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Issues with Docker on Windows 10