How do I run Windows 7 in docker

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Is it possible to run Windows 7 on Docker for Windows?
Nov 8, 2018 in Docker by Sophie may
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Well, I’m not so sure of this, but you can start a VirtualBox inside a container and then run Windows 7 from within the container.
answered Nov 8, 2018 by Sophie may
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  • By definition of the tool, docker cannot run an entire operating system. 

  • Docker runs containers. 

  • Containers are generally not quite the same as a virtual machine. 

  • A VM runs a entire OS. 

  • A container is utilized to run a isolated application with a same host OS kernel. 

answered Aug 14, 2019 by Sirajul
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How To Install Docker on Windows 7/8/10 Home and Pro

  1. Get your current Windows version.
  2. Verify virtualization is enabled on Windows.
  3. Download the Docker Toolbox executable.
  4. Run the Docker Toolbox installer for Windows.
  5. Run the Docker Quickstart for Windows.
  6. Check your virtualization settings.
  7. Create an account on Docker Hub.
Hope This will help
answered Aug 25, 2020 by Pistle
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Hello @Pistle,

Thank you so much for your help!!

The question was not how to run Docker itself under Windows, but how to run Windows OS inside Docker container, which is not possible.

Docker runs some isolated environment with is called a container, Windows, on the other hand, is an operating system and its enviroment (NT) cannot be extracted separately to run on Docker.

Hi@Alex,

Thanks for your information. But are you trying to say Linux is not an operating system?

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